APIA Leichhardt FC v Blacktown City FC
5:45 pm, Saturday 29 July, Lambert Park
Attention should be on the top of the table as well with the first of two key clashes seeing league-leaders APIA Leichhardt lock horns with high-flying Blacktown City.
APIA stumbled in round 25 being blown away by mid-table Manly United 4-0.
It was a disastrous second half where the usually consistent table-toppers conceded three goals.
It’s not been the start that Jason Romero would have wanted back in APIA colours either.
The former Macarthur FC forward has failed to score in any of his six games back at the club but there would be no better time than Saturday to break his duck.
Blacktown City’s late-season form has seen the team shove their way into a late title charge now only 10 points off their opponents.
It was another strong showing from the reigning champions last Sunday as they completed a late turnaround to defeat Sydney United 58 3-1.
Finding themselves 1-0 down heading into the 70th minute, goals to Lachlan Campbell, Carlos De Oliveira and Ignacio Corral helped City to victory.
There is a lot on the line for this game as a win Blacktown would send the title race into a four-way sprint for glory.
Preview by Timothy Gibson, on Twitter @Timg123_