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Jun 24, 2016   |  2:46AM AET

NPL Preview: City v Springvale White Eagles

NPL Preview: City v Springvale White Eagles

Melbourne City’s NPL side will look to continue their push towards the summit of the NPL2 West table this Saturday as they take on Springvale White Eagles at Epping Stadium.

City sit in outright second, only two points behind Whittlesea Ranges in the league and will need to maintain their pace with the league leaders with a potential top of the table clash next week.

It was a routine performance last week as the side put seven past a hapless Eastern Lions side. Two outstanding finishes by Bradley Clarke and Austin Wong headlined the complete performance to send the NPL boys top temporarily.

Joe Palatsides’ side made a large statement with their demolition of Eastern Lions but will need to be cautious this weekend against a White Eagles outfit that have seen a miraculous turn in form.

Since the appointment of new Head Coach Nic Kovacevic, Springvale have rocketed up the NPL2 East ladder, moving from third last to equal fourth and have caused headaches for the league leaders across both conferences.

The man to watch for the White Eagles is English forward John Pykett. The striker has been finding the back of the net in the good times and the bad for his side this season and will look to continue his impressive form this season against City.

As a reminder, this week’s match will be at Epping Stadium.

See our full fixtures, results and ladders

Match Details

Melbourne City FC v Springvale White Eagles
Epping Stadium, Harvest Home Road, Epping
Seniors 3pm, U20’s 12.30pm
Entry is free

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