United v Redlands – NPL Qld Rd12 Preview




United are back in action against Redlands tonight looking to return to winning ways in the Queensland National Premier Leagues competition.

Kristian Rees will again place faith in his younger players with several key experienced players unavailalbe due to injury and other commitments


United player to watch

Jason Campbell is one of those younger players. At just 22 the Alstonville product is one of the youth brigade who brings a wealth of experience to the park along with developing leadership qualities. With an appetite to ‘dig in’ Campbell’s return to the squad after a mid-season injury has brought a balance to the middle of the park that gives his fellow midfielders the confidence to push forward, knowing that Jase is behind them to sweep things up, make a decisive challenge and generally disrupt the opposition and turn defence into attack quickly. Jason plays his 40th NPL Men’s match tonight.


Jason Campbell in action last round against Mackay (Patrick Kearney)


Redlands at a glance

Redlands finished 12th on the NPL ladder in 2018.  A change of coach mid season has brought a change in form with the visitors climbing from a precarious start to currently sit 11th on the ladder. Of late the ‘Baysiders’ have produced some strong results against quality opposition to seemingly secure their ongoing involvement in the NPL in 2020 but they’ll be hungry to take something back up the M1 to keep their current position safe.

The Cleveland based outfit have turned to the experienced Graham Ross as the club’s Technical Director. Ross was TD at FQPL side Souths United in 2018 and lured one of their best marksmen to the Redlands in Kado Aoci. A deadly finisher, Aoci and leading scorer Shuto Kuboyama present as the biggest threats up front.


Past Encounters

Redlands took the points in both 2018 matches winning 2-0 in the Rd3 match-up in Cleveland and wiping the floor in the return fixture at Station Reserve, running away with a 5-1 scoreline.


Match Details

National Premier Leagues Queensland Round 12

Gold Coast United v Redlands United

Friday, 19 July 2019

Kick-off at 7.30pm

Coplicks Family Sports Park


How to watch

Can’t make it to Tallebudgera, the match will be live streamed on Football Queensland’s youtube channel.

Set a reminder at this link http://bit.ly/GCUvRED