United are back in action on Monday against Redlands looking to make it three wins on the bounce in the Queensland National Premier Leagues competition.
In the absence of Kristian Rees, assistant Matt Osmond was on the sidelines last start guiding United past Western Pride to record their third home win for 2019.
Rees is expected to be in the dugout for the Round 12 clash, with preparations this week focused on maintaining the form that see the Men just one win shy of matching their 2018 home win record.
United player to watch
Ryan Cavanah is enjoying his time in the ‘big smoke’ after an off-season move south from the now defunct Cairns FC. While Ryan’s featured in all 10 of United’s 2019 fixtures, he knows that cementing a starting spot in a team in some form will take time. Used in more defensive roles, the fleet footed attacker is prepared to be patient, work hard and be ready to fill whatever role is asked of him.
Ryan Cavanah (centre) warming up in he rain against Mackay (Langevad Sports Photography)
Redlands at a glance
Redlands finished 12th on the NPL ladder in 2018. A change of coach and season have not brought any real change in form with the visitors currently 11th on the ladder after notching up 3 wins from their 10 matches in the season to date. Their solitary win on the road came against the Fire on the Sunshine Coast.
The Cleveland based outfit recently appointed the experienced Graham Ross as the club’s Technical Director. Ross was TD at FQPL side Souths United in 2018 and has managed to lure one of their best marksmen to the club in Kado Aoci. A deadly finisher, Aoci and leading scorer Shuto Kuboyama present as the biggest threats up front.
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.
National Premier Leagues Queensland Round 12
Gold Coast United v Redlands United
Monday, 22 April 2019
Kick-off at 7pm
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.
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