Soccer returns this weekend after two weeks off

TOUNGE-IN-CHEEK: Northern Demon's Daniel DeGiglio controls the ball.

TOUNGE-IN-CHEEK: Northern Demon's Daniel DeGiglio controls the ball.

Football South Australia and SAASL soccer games resumes this weekend as the season gets a reboot after the lockdown that stopped competition football being played during the last fortnight and sending the program into at least two rounds of 'catch-up soccer'.

The Northern Demons have games against Pontian Eagles and Gawler Eagles to play and Savoy have Southern Knights and Unley United to catch-up with, both being at home and away.

This weekend its back to normality with both Port Pirie teams travelling south with the Demons taking on Seaford Rangers and Savoy playing Noarlunga United.

The Northern Demons will be at Karringle Reserve this Saturday afternoon for its Round 16 fixture against the 8th placed Seaford Rangers and the Reds will be looking at hitting back at its opponents after being defeated 3-1 in Round 5 at Byrne Park.

However, for this Saturday's game against Seaford the Demons will be without key player Jacob Sakoulidis who injured his knee at training during the week and is certainly a big omission for the Demons.

There is no doubt that the Northern Demons are playing better soccer and are expected to be a good winning chance this Saturday.

The Demons currently trail the Seaford Rangers by seven points on the league ladder, but avenging its last loss at home will no doubt be Michael Roros biggest priority.

With this Sunday's SAASL resumption of soccer, Savoy will be searching for its best form on the park to win against Noarlunga United at Wilfed Taylor Reserve.

However, in what's turned into a difficult soccer season with its number of issues mainly its stop start affair, the Green and Whites now needs to recapture that winning form.

Savoy defeated Noarlunga 3-2 back in Round 5 at the Sports Precinct where Daniel Spadavecchia put his team 1-0 up at the long break before the Green and Whites went to a 3-1 with the Spadavecchia brothers netting all the goals and then Noarlunga pinching one back in a very competitive game.

On Sunday, the Green and Whites will be without the suspended Kynan Crouch, however the strong second half finish against Salisbury Inter in their 1-1 draw at home is expected to see Savoy win the league points over Noarlunga.

Meanwhile, Savoy main target remains to win second spot on the ladder and it was around this period that the Green and Whites had already began its seven straight win sequence and the DeGioia coached outfit needs to almost repeat that record if it wants to achieve what's necessary.

In games played before the Lockdown break Savoy had lost to league leaders WA Raptors and then drew with second ranked team Salisbury Inter 1-1, whereas Noarlunga drew 3-3 with Southern Knights and then had its fixture against Unley United postponed.


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