It’s Round 6 of PlayStation® 4 NPL Capital Football with three points separating the top three heading into the weekend.
Leaders Tigers FC will be favourites to claim three points when they welcome Monaro Panthers to Nijong Oval having blitzed their way to the top of the table with nineteen goals in five games. The Tigers strengths have always been in the attacking third but, defensively, Osman Fofanah has been in inspirational form as the team has tightened up at the back.
The Panthers meanwhile will be no doubt in a confident mood following their amazing stoppage time escape against Gungahlin United with Darian McGarry-Watson rescuing a point for Monaro, their fifth of the season, and keeping them in touch with a top four place at this early stage of the campaign.
Canberra Olympic, who were made to fight hard for their three points against the FFA COE, travel to Tuggeranong United on Sunday afternoon knowing that they will need to be better than they showed in the second forty-five against the Centre of Excellence. Leading 3-0 at the break Olympic was coasting to victory but a poor showing in the second stanza led to many scratching of heads as to how their dominance evaporated so rapidly.
Tuggeranong are rapidly improving and were disappointed not to gain a point from their visit to McKellar Park last Saturday evening. Whilst their approach work was good, and their defensive discipline passable, Tuggeranong lacked creativity in the final third. Finding the key to unlock opposition defences is critical at this level and we can be sure that Tuggeranong have been working hard at training to find that elusive final pass.
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