Kay Street United vs Northgate
When: Saturday 17th March 10.30am
What: SMCCFL Trophy Quarter Final
Three weeks ago these two sides met and shared the rarest of phenomenons in amateur football: a 0-0 draw. It was, however, still a thrilling encounter with many chances at either end with woodwork and goal line clearances just some of the reasons for it remaining goalless.
The last time Northgate travelled this far however was for a 1-4 defeat in their first ever away match. The have come a long way since then though, and indeed won their last away game 6-0 which started a resilient defensive period, conceding just two goals in four matches in 2018.
With Elkington pulling some strings to be granted a work permit for this fixture, Clark will once again have the insider’s knowledge of these now familiar opponents. A strong squad of 14 is available yet again for Clark to choose from, with only three changes from the last outing. Tonks, Ward and Slade are all unavailable, and therefore make way for Holden, Broomhall and Kapasi – who scored the only goal here on his debut in September.