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NPL Match Preview: Western United vs Brunswick Juventus

Western United Academy

Western United will take on Brunswick Juventus in Round 10 of the NPL 2 Victoria season while Calder United faces a tough test against Boorondara Eagles.

Match Details

NPL 2 Victoria Round 10

Western United vs Brunswick Juventus

Sunday, 23 April

Kick-off: 3:00pm AEST (Under 23’s), 5:30pm AEST (Under 21’s).

City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field, Plumpton

Last time out

Western United’s winning run in NPL 2 Victoria came to an end with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Langwarrin SC last time out.

Despite dominated much of the game and creating a number chances on goal, United could not overcome Langwarrin’s first-half goal.

The Under 21’s continued their superb start to the season with a 6-1 victory, a ninth straight in the season to remain top of the table.

Vaughan Coveny’s men have romped through the opening nine rounds with a perfect record and will hope to make it 10 in a row this weekend.

The Opponent

Brunswick Juventus have so far struggled to match their form from last season with a difficult start to the 2023 season.

Formerly known as Moreland Zebras, Brunswick Juventus were on the brink of promotion to the top flight last year, finishing in fourth place and just four points off the top two places.

This season, though, a run of just two wins in the opening nine rounds sees the team ranked second bottom on the table, level on seven points with last placed Melbourne City.

The Under 21’s have had a slightly better start with three wins so far, and they would relish the opportunity to kick start their season by ending United’s perfect run.

Calder United searching for consecutive wins against Boroondara Eagles

Fresh from picking up a first win of the season last weekend, Calder United will look to make it two in a row with an away trip to face Boroondara Eagles.

Boroondara have impressed in their first ever season in NPLW Victoria, sitting level on points with fellow newly-promoted side Preston Lions at the top of the table.

Kurea Okino has been the competition’s star player, scoring in every match to reach 10 goals already in just the opening five rounds.

Calder will need to keep tabs on Boroondara’s star attacker and will hope its attacking talents can find the net at the other end on route to an important win.

The Under 19’s competition has quite the opposite story, with Calder equal on points at the top and Boroondara further down with one win in the season so far.

Match Details

NPLW Victoria Round 6

Boroondara Eagles vs Calder United

Saturday, 22 April

Kick-off: 4:00pm (Under 19’s), 6:00pm (Senior’s)

David Barro Stadium, Bulleen

Broadcast: The match will be streamed live and free on NPL.tv

Calder United return to face Heidelberg United

After a week off last week, Calder United’s junior teams will be back in action across this weekend to take on Heidelberg United.

Heidelberg is the final opponent that Calder has yet to play this season, with this round set to draw to a close the first portion of the season.

Calder United Junior’s Match Details

Saturday, 22 April

Calder United vs Heidelberg United

Kick-off times: 9:45am (Under 13’s), 11:00am (Under 15’s), 12:30pm (Under 17’s)

Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Keilor Park