South Melbourne will be looking to make no mistakes in their second chance to secure the premiership as they prepare for a tough visit from Dandenong City.

“Hellas” needs only one point to guarantee the title in the 25th round of the Victorian NPL, though they will be expecting no favours from their opposition which is locked in a tense relegation battle.

The league leaders host Dandenong City on Saturday evening, with the goal of making amends from their stumble last round which cost them the opportunity to wrap up first place.

Bentleigh takes on an in-form Port Melbourne side on Sunday night as they continue their bid for finals football in a very competitive top six race.

Heidelberg United plays top six rivals Avondale FC in a high-stakes meeting, with three points enough to guarantee “Megas” entry into the play-offs.

Oakleigh travels away to St Albans and the Cannons will be eager for the victory, still within reach of “Hellas” and only a single point ahead of the third-placed Sharks.


Sydney Olympic has their sights set on recording the double when they come up against Manly United in a home semi-final clash on Saturday afternoon, with the winner qualifying directly to the Championship Final.

In Northern NSW, Newcastle Olympic competes with Lambton Jaffas in an 18th round home match on Sunday afternoon as the Hamilton-based outfit looks to avenge their loss last week and keep firm in their charge for a top five placement.


Adelaide Olympic could become the ultimate villains when they make the trip to play Adelaide City in the 22nd and final round on Saturday afternoon, with an upset by the visitors potentially souring the league leaders’ premiership chances (currently ahead by one point).


Olympic FC is preparing for a huge away fixture against Gold Coast Knights in the 21st round on Sunday afternoon where the visitors will need all three points in order to strengthen their push for a second-place finish.


Floreat Athena faces Sorrento at home in the 20th round on Saturday evening and the league leaders have no room for error with two sides trailing them by one point and waiting to pounce on any slip-up.


Canberra Olympic hosts West Canberra Wanderers in the 17th round on Saturday afternoon, with the home side looking to snap an eleven-game winless streak.


Olympia Warriors come up against first-placed Devonport in a 17th round home encounter on Saturday afternoon in what looms as a difficult match to earn a result.

From the Bentleigh Greens vs Sydney FC match (1-2). Photo: Con Deves

Victoria-Rd 25

South Melbourne-Dandenong City: 17.45, Sat 13 Aug

Heidelberg United-Avondale FC: 15.00, Sun 14 Aug

St Albans-Oakleigh Cannons: 15.00, Sun 14 Aug

Bentleigh Greens-Port Melbourne Sharks: 19.30, Sun 14 Aug

NSW-Rd 2 of Finals Series

Sydney Olympic-Manly United: 15.00, Sat 13 Aug

Northern NSW-Rd 18

Newcastle Olympic-Lambton Jaffas: 14.00, Sun 14 Aug

SA-Rd 22

Adelaide City- Adelaide Olympic: 15.30, Sat 13 Aug

QLD-Rd 21

Gold Coast Knights-Olympic FC: 16.00, Sun 14 Aug

WA-Rd 20

Floreat Athena-Sorrento: 17.00, Sat 13 Aug

ACT-Rd 17

Canberra Olympic-West Canberra Wanderers: 15.00, Sat 13 Aug

TAS-Rd 17

Olympia Warriors-Devonport: 14.30, Sat 13 Aug