Oakleigh Cannons (9th) vs South Melbourne (7th)
Sun 3:15pm, Jack Edwards Reserve
Dandenong Thunder 3-1 Oakleigh Cannons
South Melbourne 6-1 Hume City
Oakleigh Cannons win: 6
South Melbourne win: 9
Last time they met: South Melbourne 2-1 Oakleigh Cannons
Oakleigh Cannons: DWWWL
South Melbourne: DLWDW
Could this be the most highly anticipated ninth versus seventh match ever?
Both teams looked down and out a month ago but are now preparing for a mini elimination final.
The winner will find itself roaring into finals calculations, while it could be season over for the loser.
South Melbourne has become a goalscoring machine at home, scoring 12 goals in its past two matches at Lakeside Stadium.
The situation in away matches is a lot different though, where it has not won on the road since Round 3 against Bentleigh.
Oakleigh was firing on all cylinders before it again bowed to fellow 2012 grand finalist Dandenong Thunder at the weekend.
The Cannons are running out of lifelines and could either flourish or implode against South Melbourne, such is the latter’s Jekyll and Hyde season.
An Idiot's Guide To The NPL Victoria Argle Bargle
Here's a massive, probably over long, yet not long enough piece on what's going on with NPL Victoria, from hopefully a more objective perspective. Thanks to Costa from Goal Weekly for commissioning the piece.
To end this slack edition, we'll head over to Twitter, where our friend Pavlaki noticed that the twitterer known as SMFC Mike managed to get the attention of Elias Donoudis. It's in Greek, unfortunately for the non-Greek readers.
@smfcmike you got a mention in the Rag, lol. pic.twitter.com/oEGp2bpj6R
— Paul Touliatos (@pavlaki1969) August 15, 2013