Rockdale and Sutherland look to bounce back in NPL

Both clubs in action last week in The Leader Cup. Picture: Chris Lane
Both clubs in action last week in The Leader Cup. Picture: Chris Lane

Both the Rockdale City Suns and the Sutherland Sharks football clubs will look to get back to winning ways this weekend as each team plays on home soil to play against formidable opposition.

Following a draw in the annual Leader Cup, where they missed the chance to clinch top spot on the ladder, Rockdale take on Sydney United 58 FC in what will be a tense battle between third and fourth position.

Going into the match, Suns interim coach Nick Porecca will be buoyed by the team's shrinking injury list with the squad slowly returning to full strength for the second half of the campaign, giving the team extra confidence going into the high-stakes clash.

Sydney United 58 come into the contest looking to prove a point following their humiliating 3-0 loss to Manly United last weekend.

Sitting on the other end of the table going into this weekend, the Sutherland Sharks will look to break their 11 week winless streak against Sydney Olympic as they return to Seymour Shaw Park on Saturday.

The Terry Palapanis coached side have taken points off Premiership favourites Wollongong Wolves and Rockdale City Suns during their past four games in hard earned draws, but it could've been very different had it not been for a few lapses in concentration.

Sydney Olympic, the reigning NSW NPL champions, will look to bounce back following a thrilling 3-2 loss to Sydney FC last week, with striker Alejandro Sanchez looking to add to his nine goals to date this season.

  • Rockdale City Suns play Sydney United 58 FC on Sunday at 3pm at Ilinden Sports Centre
  • Sutherland Sharks play Sydney Olympic on Saturday at 6.30pm at Seymour Shaw Park