Rounding out the long weekend in style, Round 12 of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland will play out on Easter Monday, with the Match of the Round to be between Brisbane City and Olympic FC.
The last time the two sides met each other was in Round 23 last season with Olympic coming away with the three points in a 4-2 win.
The consistent and ever reliable Alex Smith scored a double in that match.
It’s a bit of a mixed match up for this clash, with City having just two wins while Olympic boast six wins and just two losses, both defeats coming at the hands of Peninsula Power and Lions FC.
Olympic will be fresh off a 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs on Wednesday night.
They will also take confidence into the match after their 19-0 win over Gympie in the FFA Cup over the weekend.
For City, they will be looking for a win to lift themselves from the bottom four in an already tight relegation battle, however they have had a week’s break after their Round 11 clash against Gold Coast Knights was re-scheduled to May 1 due to the FFA Cup.
Brisbane City v Olympic FC
Monday, 22 April, 4pm
Corporate Travel Management Stadium
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Other key matches to watch:
Eastern Suburbs v Magpies Crusaders
Just three points separate the two teams on the ladder. If the Magpies win, it will not only put them equal with Eastern Suburbs but push them three spots up the table.
Western Pride v Lions FC
It’s the infamously dubbed “Western Corridor” battle. The 2018 Champions take on the 2017 Champions in a mouth-watering clash at Briggs Road Sporting Complex. Western Pride will b hungry for a win against the top two team.
Players to watch:
Griffin Trevett-Lyall (Western Pride): The Cairns product has been a valuable member of the senior team since making his debut against Sunshine Coast and played a pivotal role in his side’s FFA Cup win.
Brenton Fox (Peninsula Power): The former Moreton Bay turned Power player has hit six in 11 matches and will come up against Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.
Shuto Kuboyama (Redlands United): He is simply a wizard on the ball. He has an eye for goal which has seen him score seven goals in 10 matches including two hat-tricks. He also knows how to move in tight defensive situations which makes him dangerous when close to goal.