Round 12 of PlayStation 4 NPL Capital Football kicks off when Woden-Weston FC take on CU Academy at Woden Park.
Saturday 25th June
Woden Weston v CU Academy
(Woden Park, 17:30)
This will be the first time the sides meet this season having the last game been postponed back in Round 2. Both teams come into the game without a win in their last four matches.
The bottom of the table clash will have Woden-Weston FC fighting to win the match and go ahead of the CU Academy. Having netted two in his first four games Goran Milutinovic looks a threat to the young Academy defense. Pat McCann’s side will want to extend the gap between themselves and Woden-Weston FC while still putting pressure on Gungahlin United.
The game looks like it could end up being a tight game with neither team wanting to give anything up.
Sunday 26th June
Tuggeranong United v Monaro Panthers
(Kambah 2, 15:00)
Same amount of wins, same amount of draws, same amount of loses and same amount of points. Monaro Panthers travel to Kambah to face Tuggeranong United.
One the tightest fixtures of Round 12 has sixth vs. seventh playing to put a gap between themselves and their opponent. Mark Shields the scorer last time the two sides met won’t be playing for Monaro, due to unavailability, so young Daniel Felizzi looks the most likely to score for Panthers after netting two in his last three games.
Tuggeranong come into the game in the better form of the two teams winning their last game 3-2 against the CU Academy. Nikolaos Kalfas and Andrew Slavich have both scored four goals this season for Tuggeranong. It’s going to be a tough game but it looks like Tuggeranong United have the slight advantage when the two teams meet.
Canberra FC v Belconnen United
(Deakin Stadium, 15:00)
Round 12 of the PS4 National Premier League Canberra showcases a second vs. fourth showdown at Deakin Stadium on the 26th of June.
In an extremely close fixture the last time the two sides met at McKellar Park, Canberra FC had the edge away from home with a goal scored by Domenic Giampaolo. Canberra FC comes into the game in fine form with four wins in their last four games with arguably the best strike duo in the league as Domenic Giampaolo and Thomas James have a combined ten goals in the last four games.
Canberra FC is going to have to face Belconnen United without their keeper Rory Larkin however, who was dismissed in the 6-3 win over Monaro Panthers. Belconnen United don’t need any assistance scoring themselves, having netted 24 in their last seven games.
The Blue Devils look an extremely strong side having been unbeaten in their last seven. Jason Ugrinic looks the man of the moment right now for United, after scoring five in his last five games. Ugrinic now sits in second place in the top scorers list on a season total of 12 goals. Looks like it could turn out to be a high scoring affair when the two sides meet at Deakin Stadium this Sunday.
Tigers FC v Canberra Olympic
(Nijong Oval, 15:00)
The Westfield FFA Cup Final rematch will have victors Canberra Olympic travel to Cooma to play against PS4 NPL league leaders Tigers FC.
Canberra Olympic will be without star man Robbie Cattanach, another name to add to their long list of absentees. Westfield FFA Cup Final Goal scorers Philippe Bernarbo-Madrid and Jordan Tsekenis will look to put in another great performance against Tigers FC. The league’s top goals scorer with fourteen, Stephen Domenici, and the rest of his team will look to avenge their finals loss and cement their place on top of the PS4 NPL Canberra.
Olympic on the other hand will need a win to stay in touch with Tigers FC and Canberra FC in the title race. Tigers FC are yet to lose at home this year but Canberra Olympic has won every away game this season. This game looks really tight. Will it be Frank Cachia or Gaby Wilk who come out on top this week?
Gungahlin United v FFA COE
(Gungahlin Enclosed, 15:00)
FFA COE will look to make it a league double over visitors Gungahlin United. Winning the last game 2-1 the ten men FFA COE put in a great performance.
Unbeaten in their last three FFA COE look a strong team with main man John Roberts up front. Gungahlin aren’t in bad form themselves having only lost one game from there last four. United look short on goals however having only scored 11 all season, they will look to change that as AIS travel to Gungahlin.
The rough Gungahlin surface will play out of the hands of the COE who will look to establish the fifth place spot. The game looks out of Gungahlin’s reach and FFA COE looks too strong at the moment.
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