It’s the halfway mark in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland regular season this weekend, with Olympic FC taking on Gold Coast Knights in the Round 15 Match of the Round.
Olympic come into the game off the back of a 3-1 win over Brisbane Roar Youth in their fourth consecutive unbeaten match.
Chris Lucas scored once again to bring his total to 13 goals for the season and give him the lead in the current Golden Boot standings.
For Knights, they had a bye in Round 14 but recorded a 3-1 win in the FFA Cup on Tuesday night against Sunshine Coast.
The team have not been beaten since Round 6 of the NPL Queensland and have conceded just four goals since then.
It will be the first meeting between Olympic and Knights this season with just one point separating the third and fourth placed sides.
Olympic FC v Gold Coast Knights
Saturday, 11 May, 6pm
Other key games:
Peninsula Power v Moreton Bay United
Power left it late to find a winner against Gold Coast United, with substitute Sekou Jomanday scoring in the 92nd minute. The victory kept the Redcliffe-based team’s 41 FQPL/NPL unbeaten streak going and was their 20th clean sheet. In the newly-dubbed ‘Moreton Bay Derby’, Power and Moreton Bay will face each other for the first time in the NPL Queensland this weekend.
Magpies Crusaders v Brisbane Roar Youth
Magpies are finding themselves in a close relegation battle and come up against Roar Youth this weekend, who sit a point ahead of them. Both teams will be hunting for that win to try to move themselves out of the danger zone.
Players to watch:
Christopher Couesnon (Moreton Bay United): Couesnon made some spectacular saves to keep a clean sheet in a tight 1-0 win over Sunshine Coast.
Andrew Pengelly (Brisbane Strikers): Pengelly scored a hat-trick in his side’s 6-0 win to lift Strikers out of a tight bottom half of the table.
Eli Adams (SWQ Thunder): Adams helped his side to their first win since Round 9 with a first half double.
Image: Chris Simpson