Round 13 of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland begins on Friday evening with the Match of the Round featuring Redlands United and Moreton Bay United.
Redlands come into the match after wet weather in Queensland’s South East on Easter Monday postponed their game against Gold Coast United.
Moreton Bay on the other hand come into the clash on the back of three wins, including a 5-1 win over SWQ Thunder last round.
The last time the two clubs met, Moreton Bay United come away with a 2-1 win courtesy of an Alex Janovsky double, with the ever classy Shuto Kuboyama tucking one away for Redlands.
Redlands United will be hoping to get some points out of the match as they sit on nine points for the season so far.
However, the 2017 NPL Champions will have to overcome their performance record against Moreton Bay which hasn’t seen them win a game since Round 5 of 2014 (see highlights below).
Redlands United v Moreton Bay United
Friday, April 26, 7pm
Other games to watch:
Magpies Crusaders FC v Brisbane City
With both Magpies and City sitting in the lower half of the table, any points they can snatch in this game will be vital for climbing their way up the ladder in what is sure to be an interesting match up.
Olympic FC v Brisbane Strikers
The clash throws up a mixed bag of results for the two clubs with an even spread of wins between them in their 12 NPL Queensland meetings since 2013. At the moment, 23 points separate Olympic and Strikers on the table but this clash is always a fun one to watch.
Players to watch:
Costa Psaros (Olympic FC): After scoring a stunner plus a second in his side’s 3-2 win last round, Psaros brought up his goal scoring total to three in two matches.
Abrahim Yango (Eastern Suburbs): A hat-trick hero for Easts against Magpies Crusaders, Yango will be looking to continue his form when they host Western Pride on Sunday night.
Rhys Gwynn-Jones (Moreton Bay United): He’s a defender, who can also attack, and has been a vital piece in Moreton Bay’s defence this season.
Image: Ray Gardner