NPL Preview: Wilkshire's Wolves have tails up in NPL NSW

Just because there's no Hyundai A-League action this weekend doesn't mean there's no football.

National Premier Leagues action takes place across the country, so get along and watch your local side take to a field near you!

The Wollongong Wolves are surprise leaders after two rounds of the NPL New South Wales, having defeated Manly United and APIA Leichhardt Tigers.

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Coached by former Caltex Socceroos star Luke Wilkshire, the Wolves travel to heavyweights Sydney United 58 on Sunday evening aiming to maintain their unrivalled perfect start.

English striker Thomas James has starred for Wollongong, netting four goals in the opening two rounds - including a hat-trick over APIA Leichhardt last round.

Wilkshire will be wary of a strong United side, possessing the likes of ex-Hyundai A-League man Matt Sim, who scored a belting free kick in his side's 1-0 triumph over Blacktown City in Round 2.

CLICK HERE for all the information you need ahead of Round 3 of the NPL NSW.


Avondale FC have won five from five to start the campaign and face Green Gully this Saturday afternoon in a mouthwatering match-up.

FFA Cup 2018 hero Liam Boland leads the league with six goals but Green Gully's Alex Salmon has netted five of his own, ensuring this one should be a cracker.

Elsewhere, Oakleigh Cannons are hunting their first win of the season, but will have to do it tough when they host Heidelberg United on Friday night.

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Northern NSW

The 'El Clasicoal' derby between Weston Bears and Maitland FC on Saturday night headlines the NPL Northern NSW this weekend.

Also on the calendar, ex-Hyundai A-League midfielder Ruben Zadkovich's Broadmeadow Magic face Hamilton Olympic on Sunday afternoon in what is widely regarded as the biggest derby in the league.

For all the details for the upcoming NPL Northern NSW round CLICK HERE.

Ruben Zadkovich is head coach of Broadmeadow Magic

South Australia

South Australia plays host to some tantalising match-ups this weekend, with NPL 2018 champions Campbelltown City travelling to face Marcos Flores' Adelaide City on Saturday night.

MetroStars and Croydon Kings also do battle on Saturday afternoon in a blockbuster between the second and third-placed sides.

CLICK HERE for all the details concerning Round 5 of the NPL SA.


In Queensland, the in-form Lions FC have scored 14 goals in three matches, but face a stern test in Brisbane Roar's NPL side on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, league leaders Peninsula Power have won all seven of their opening matches, but their unblemished record will be tested when Magpies Crusaders FC come for a visit.

For all details surrounding the upcoming round of NPL Queensland fixtures CLICK HERE.

Lions FC celebrate their Round of 32 win against Olympic
Lions FC celebrate an FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 win against Olympic

Western Australia

In Western Australia, high-flyers Balcatta take on Perth Glory's youth side on Saturday looking to secure back-to-back victories after trouncing Rockingham City 4-0 last week.

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For all the details for the upcoming NPL Tasmania round CLICK HERE.