NPL Round 13 Preview

Sydney FC v Sutherland Sharks, 7.45pm Saturday at Lambert Park

There is still plenty of time for Sydney FC to fight their way off the bottom of the NPL NSW competition ladder but a loss this weekend.

The Young Sky Blues below their best during their 3-1 loss to Hakoah Sydney City East last round and will need a huge bounce back performance.

One player that won’t be in Robbie Stanton’s squad will be striker Hassan Jalloh. The young attacker played his last match against Hakoah and has since made the move to NPL 2 NSW Men’s outfit Mounties Wanderers.

Sutherland were also on the wrong side of a losing scoreline as they went down 1-0 to their southern Sydney rivals Rockdale City Suns in Round 12.

Jacob Tratt has lead the way for the Sharks week in and week out this season after arriving from A-League side Wellington Phoenix. However, the defender must get his team working from the same playbook this round if they are to edge an energetic Sydney FC side.

Goalkeeper Duro Dragicevic was a shining light for Sydney FC in last week’s loss making a number of incredible saves for the Young Sky Blues. 

Inexperience and poor judgement have cost both teams in a number of games this season, this match could very much come down to who can maintain their composure the longest.