ULVERSTONE travels to Mitsubishi Park to meet Launceston City, which is yet to win a game but has managed two draws so far this season.
Ulverstone will be full of confidence after coming off a 5-0 win over Burnie last week.
Sean and Adam Conkie, along with Brayden Mann and Joel Stone, will cause problems for the City defence as they will be relied on by Reds’ coach Nick Owen to supply the goals.
The Reds’ back line will aim for a clean sheet to back up last week, as new signing Ryan Keep has been solid between the sticks.
Burnie United will be looking to bounce back against Riverside Olympic after its loss to Ulverstone last week.
Riverside is coming off the bye, so Burnie will look to get on top early and perhaps take advantage of what could be a slow start by Olympic.
United coach Tony Cocker will welcome Elliot Stewart into the side after serving a week’s suspension.
Burnie goes into the encounter at Montello as the underdog, but if it can string together all its good patches of play for a full match, an upset may be on the cards.
The Devonport Strikers should go into the match against the Northern Rangers at the NTCA Ground with an unchanged side, apart from coach Chris McKenna possibly starting on the field after a good week at training.
The Northern Rangers have played only two games this year and have performed well winning against the Knights 3-1 and Launceston United 6-2.
The Strikers have been solid defensively over the past couple of weeks with Kamil Douglas slotting into the sweeping role, replacing the injured Scott Wilson.
This will be the match of the round and will be an indicator as to where the teams sit in the race for the title.
The Somerset Sharks will have the home ground advantage in round four when they meet Launceston United.
Although the Sharks lost last week, they will be taking a lot of positives from the game and should draw some confidence from the match, after being the better side against the Knights.
Ryan Liston will make a return to the side as will James Nettleton, who will start in an attacking role to hopefully resolve the Sharks’ problem of putting the ball in the back of the net.
The Sharks will have to fight off a determined Launceston United side searching for its first three points in several years.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.