Just for rounds of NPL NSW Women’s action remains with the fight for the Premiership and Finals as alive as ever.
Sydney University v Football NSW Institute
For a prime game, a prime venue is required as Sydney University host Football NSW Institute at Arlington Oval.
27 games ago, Sydney University lost their last football match, can you guess against who? It wasn’t European Champions Lyon but it definitely was the Institute.
Epakis’ team will be aware of what damage the Institute can inflict but also the fine form they are in.
Five games on the bounce for the Institute without defeat and they see themselves in fourth place, four points away from their weekend opponents.
It promises to be an electrifying game, one not to miss.
Blacktown Spartans v Northern Tigers
At Blacktown Football Park, the Blacktown Spartans take on the Northern Tigers.
Should the Tigers lose, it will almost become mathematically impossible to secure a finals spot.
Considering the Spartans are in third place, it becomes a six-pointer for the Tigers.
For Blacktown and Brad Attard, there is a lot more on the line.
A win goes a long way to securing a top four spot but the potential to continue the fight for the Premiership Is the real enticing one.
Illawarra Stingrays v Manly United
Another massive match on Sunday takes place at JJ Kelly Park on Sunday between the Illawarra Stingrays and Manly United.
A full quota of points in their last three fixtures has the Stingrays in finals contention.
A loss here though will push them away from their hope of a top four finish.
Much the same can be said for Manly who are desperate to get back into some form.
Only one win in five matches has seen the drop-in form drop United to seventh place.
Bankstown City v Emerging Jets
At Jensen Park, two winless teams do battle as Bankstown City host the Emerging Jets.
Bankstown will feel that this is their moment.
After a tough season so far, they will hope their experience can get the through.
The Jets themselves have had it tough.
COVID-19 has caused more issues for them than most and this could be their reprieve.
NWS Koalas v Sydney Olympic
The big games continue at 6pm at Christie Park as the North West Sydney Koalas host Sydney Olympic.
Two games less, the Koalas still have a chance to find themselves playing finals football.
They’ll need to take the points against Olympic though to keep those hopes alive.
Only one loss this season and Olympic is right in the fight for the Premiership.
A first-class performance last week and nine goals in two games has them in fine form.
APIA Leichhardt v Macarthur Rams
At Lambert Park, APIA Leichhardt host the Macarthur Rams in the final match of the evening.
Four games without a win and APIA’s blistering start is long forgotten.
Finals are starting to slip away and if they can’t add to Macarthur’s misery, then they’ll be in trouble.
It’s been a tough few weeks for Macarthur, three straight defeats and 15 goals conceded.
Leena Khamis returns this week and her presence will be felt alongside captain Renee Rollason.
By – Nikola Pozder, NPL NSW Women’s writer