Round 11 of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland will only see five matches split between Saturday and Wednesday with the Match of the Round to be between Brisbane Strikers and Brisbane Roar Youth.
The last time these two sides met was during Round 20 last season with Roar Youth taking a 2-1 win courtesy of an 86th minute goal from Oliver Duncan.
Roar Youth come into the match with three wins under their belt this season and managed a 2-2 draw against Brisbane City last weekend.
For Strikers, they are coming off a 10-1 win against Souths United in the FFA Cup but they haven’t won an NPL Queensland match since Round 3.
They had a bye last round after going down to City 3-1 despite a promising first half which saw the Strikers hold a 1-0 lead heading into half time.
It’s a match that cannot be missed with Roar Youth seeing Bryce Bradford, Daniel Leck and Mirza Muratovic all scoring three this season, while Strikers have just nine goals to their name.
However, Strikers have conceded just three fewer goals than their opponents.
Brisbane Strikers v Brisbane Roar Youth
Saturday, 13 April, 6pm
Perry Park, Bowen Hills
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Other games to watch:
Olympic FC v Eastern Suburbs
Youeil Shol will come up against his former club as Olympic and Easts head into this round off the back of disappointing losses. Olympic had a deja vu moment when Marek Madle scored a late winner for Lions FC while Eastern Suburbs had their three-game winning streak come to an end at the feet of Gold Coast Knights. Olympic sit just one point out of the top four so will need to work hard to stay within reach.
Brisbane City v Gold Coast Knights
While this game won’t be played until next month due to mid-week FFA Cup clashes, it’s still set to be a mouthwatering clash. City will face Olympic and Magpies Crusaders before heading into the May 1 match with Knights to face Strikers and Roar, so keep this one marked in the calendar.
Players to watch:
Alex Warrilow (Peninsula Power): The former Capalaba FC and Redlands United striker has made his mark with the 2019 NPL Queensland title hopefuls. While he may have only scored two goals this season, it’s Warrilow’s speed down the left wing which makes him a dangerous player to defend.
Michael Lyall (Magpies Crusaders FC): Michael Lyall is a reliable goal scorer for his side, having put eight in the back of the net in the seven games he has played this season. He will be important against a Lions defence which has only leaked five goals so far this season.