It will be a Saturday jam-packed of football with six games across the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland competition.
The Round 10 NPL Queensland Match of the Round will feature the grand final re-match between Lions FC and Olympic FC.
The last time the teams met was in an enthralling final in September last year with Marek Madle scoring the winner in the 95th minute.
Lions went into that final on the back of a 14 game winning streak but this time they head into battle after their second loss of the NPL Queensland season, this time at the hands of Gold Coast Knights.
As for Olympic, they come into the match with recent wins over Moreton Bay United (1-0) and Gold Coast United (4-0).
This match is going to be a battle of the forwards with a total of 44 goals scored in nine games between the two teams.
Contributions have come from all areas of the park for Lions with 11 different goal scorers, while Olympic have relied heavily on Chris Lucas and Youeil Shol in the front third.
The pair, who signed this season, have scored a combined total of 14 goals in seven matches.
Lions FC v Olympic FC
Saturday, 6 April, 7pm
Lions Stadium, Richlands
Watch LIVE on YouTube and Facebook.
Other games to watch:
Sunshine Coast v Redlands United:
Just one point separates the two teams on the ladder, where they both sit 12th and 15th respectively. Redlands United will be searching for their first win since Round 6, which came against Magpies Crusaders FC. It’s a similar story for Sunshine Coast, but their first win of the season came only two weeks ago. While the season is a long way from over it’s a match that could prove vital when it comes down to the final games.
Gold Coast United v Western Pride:
After suffering a 5-0 defeat last night against Peninsula Power, Pride have a quick turnaround as they travel down to the Gold Coast for the first time this season. It’s an important match for the 2017 NPL Queensland Champions who only have two wins to their name this season. The match will also see goalkeeper Griffin Bambach come up against his former teammates. As for Gold Coast United, a win would keep them well within reach of the top four.
Players to watch:
Jez Lofthouse (Olympic FC): The 19-year-old has been one of the most talked about young players in the league this season. His speed down the wing and “game-defining” moments earned him a Player of the Match performance against Moreton Bay United last round. He’ll once again be vital for Olympic if they are to topple the reigning Champions.
Brandon Reeves (Gold Coast United): He’s been an important presence up front for Gold Coast United, having scored six goals in nine matches. Three of those came on the trot last weekend against Magpies Crusaders.
Macklin Freke (Brisbane Roar Youth): Despite his side suffering a 2-1 loss to Eastern Suburbs last round, Freke made a number of crucial saves during the encounter, and will look to do the same against Brisbane City this weekend.