Wanderers Mark Robinson running with the ball during last Sunday’s game against Westland.Steel United v Wanderers
Saturday, June 21 – Kick off 3pm
Venue – Magill Park
Wanderers should put last Sunday’s bad game behind it when it plays Steel United in a very important round 10 game on Saturday afternoon.
Wanderers was outplayed by top team Westlands and will be ruing its poor showing, as it missed a golden opportunity to close the gap at the top of the premiership table.
After a great win against Croatia in round eight, Steel also had a poor game, going down to the previous winless Lions and will need a complete turnaround in form if it wants to get back onto the winners list.
Steel has had a change of coach, Manny Gonzales stepping down for various reasons, veteran player Gerry Docherty stepping into the breech.
What effect this will have on the players, we will see on Saturday.
Wanderers’ keeper Tim Duggan may have played his last game for the Blues, as he is reportedly returning to NSW, meaning that Shannon Nielsen may have to return as keeper.
Wanderers was run off its feet last Sunday, especially in the midfield, but Steel’s midfield is a different proposition than Westlands, not running as much, preferring to set up play with good, accurate passes.
Wanderers’ forwards lacked bite last Sunday and will need to get their run back, to test out the slower, but stable Steel defence.
If Steel can put its best players on the park, it should push Wanderers all the way, but if it can’t, Wanderers should get another win under its belt.
Wanderers needs the win to stay in touch with Westlands that is having the bye, but if it loses, it will make it very hard to have any hope of winning the league.
Steel is now playing for pride, as it has practically no hope of winning the title, but if it can play to its pre-season form, it will make it very hard for some of the other teams that are pushing for the title.
Wanderers should put last Sunday’s poor game behind it and rebound back with a win, but it will not be easy.
Wanderers to win by one to two goals at best.
Port Augusta v Westlands – (kick off 10.30am)
Westlands is currently sitting second on the ladder, just two points behind Lions and if it wins, it will keep the pressure right on Westlands.
Steel United v Wanderers – (Kick off 12.45pm)
Wanderers had a great game last Sunday, winning by four goals and should be a little too strong for Steel and if it wins, could move up a spot or two on the premiership ladder.
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