Round 6 will feature four sides out to continue their undefeated start to the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s competition when play gets underway on Good Friday.
It will be a football fiesta this Easter long weekend with four days of PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s matches.
This week’s match of the round will feature the attacking firepower of APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC and competition new boys Sydney FC in what will be a Lambert Park derby.
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APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC v Sydney FC, 4.45pm Sunday at Lambert Park.
The battle for Lambert Park will pit third placed APIA Leichhardt Tigers and Sydney FC head to head.
APIA will be determined to not give up bragging rights of their spiritual home to the ground’s new tenants in Sydney FC.
Despite suffering their first loss of the season during a tough road trip to WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Danial Cummins’ side should return to the form which featured four wins from their first four games.
For Sydney FC, the match stands as a chance to prove their standing in the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
The baby Sky Blues have provided plenty of entertainment with their swashbuckling attacking football but have been unable to transfer said form into victories.
It is shaping up to be an exciting match.
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Hakoah Sydney City East FC v Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC, 3pm Friday at Hensley Athletic Field
Hakoah Sydney City East will hope to add further misery on to Bonnyrigg White Eagles season with the two sides going head to head in Friday’s early match.
Hakoah has collected a number of huge results early in the piece and have become a difficult opposition to face, especially at their Hensley Athletic Field home ground.
Player coach Gavin Rae has put together a hard-working outfit with players such as Andre De Jong, Anthony Frangie and Aleksander Lekoski key contributors for the Eastern Suburbs based team.
Bonnyrigg on the other hand will be starting to feel the pressure of five straight defeats which ha anchored them to the bottom of the table.
Last round’s 3-1 loss to heated rivals Sydney United 58 would've been a bitter pill to swallow for Bonnyrigg who have yet to field a full-strength side.
Hassan Jalloh has been a bright spot for the White Eagles and the teenager will once again be out to set the field alight with another quality performance.
Manly United FC v Sydney Olympic FC, 5pm Friday at Cromer Park
The departure of longtime coach Paul Dee has failed to slow Manly United down this season with interim boss Wayne Grieve and his boys from the Northern Beaches flying high at the top of the table after five rounds.
This week Grieve’s unbeaten Manly team returns home to take on Sydney Olympic who are also yet to suffer defeat.
Manly has been an attacking powerhouse scoring a league leading 15 goals and will be out to add to that tally in front of their Cromer Park home crowd on Good Friday.
Sydney Olympic FC, under the tutelage of new gaffer Jamie Monroy, has adopted a slick passing style this season and they should pose solid opposition to the competition leaders.
Olympic like to starve the opposition of possession by linking long passing moves, but If Manly can break their opposition’s momentum early it could be a tough day at the office for the visitors.
Sutherland Sharks v Rockdale City Suns, 6.30pm Saturday at Seymour Shaw
Sutherland Sharks have their focus firmly planted on a maiden win for the season and will be out to make it a reality on Saturday in their local derby against Rockdale City Suns.
It has been a tough start to the year for Sutherland but Carlos Villazon and no doubt he will be feeling the pressure as they currently sit at the foot of the ladder with no points for 2017.
Rockdale come into the game on the back of a hard-fought draw with Sydney Olympic and will be looking to return to winning ways.
Alec Urosevski has been the danger man for the Suns while former Sharks player Jordan FIgon will be out to have a big match in his first game back at Seymour Shaw since switching to Rockdale in the off season.
Blacktown City FC v Parramatta FC, 7pm Saturday at Lily’s Football Centre
The culture of success continues at Lily’s Football Centre with Blacktown City FC proving its doubters with a winning start to the season.
While the loss of a number of key players in the offseason has changed the way City does things, Mark Crittenden’s reigning PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s champions have been able to find a way to win.
This week they take on a resilient and hardworking Parramatta FC team known for frustrating opposition sides out of the match with their robust and determined defence.
Led by central defenders Tomislav Mijic and Ibrahim Haydar, Parramatta will be a tough team to break down on Saturday night.
Joey Gibbs and Mitch Mallia will have their work cut out for them but the passionate home ground support could be enough to get Blacktown City over the line.
Sydney United 58 FC v Wollongong Wolves, 4pm Monday at Sydney United Sports Centre
Sydney United 58 FC has returned to the winners circle and a familiar face in Mark Rudan is back coaching the club.
All is turning for the Edensor Park based side and Monday’s clash against Wollongong Wolves will be a test to see if the Reds have truly turned a corner.
Panny Nikas has been in inspired form in recent weeks and will be the man United 58 will turn to against the Wolves.
Patrick Antelmi helped the Wolves end APIA’s winning run with an upset victory against the TIgers at Wollongong last round.
Antelmi will once again pair up with former Japan international Yuzo Tashiro when the South Coast team travels up to Sydney United Sports Centre.
Both teams are hard to beat on their day, but have also suffered their fair share of lapses in concentration throughout the opening rounds.
If either side can keep it together for 90 minutes they will be on the right track to take home all three competition points.