Off the back of the sides’ first win of the season against Western Rage, Flame will be looking to go back-to-back as they take on Prospect United at Blacktown International Sports Park on Sunday.
South Coast picked up an important 1-0 win against Western Rage last Saturday night with Captain Matt Mazevski scoring the winner.
This was also the first clean sheet for the side having conceded 15 goals heading into the match.
The Flame sit just one point below Prospect heading into this one and even at this stage of the season, if Flame realistically want to push for a top-five spot, they will likely need to get something out of this game.
Flame did go down to this week’s opponents last year with a 3-1 defeat although the last time the teams met at Blacktown, the points were split in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Prospect has had a similarly tricky start to the campaign also picking up just one win from the opening six matches which came in Round 2.
The side however has proven to have goals in them having netted on eight occasions in those six games which is the best record out of any side in the bottom five.
Flame will be confident heading into this one and hoping to secure their second win of the campaign although there is likely to be a reshuffle in the midfield with Justin Smith highly unlikely to play after suffering an injury last week.
The Under-20s earned their first points of the year in a 1-1 draw with Western Rage last Saturday.
However, a midweek fixture on Wednesday night for the side in a Round 3 catchup match, saw Flame go down 5-1 to Hawkesbury City.
The side will likely endure another difficult encounter as they face up to a Prospect United side currently sitting in third.
Flame were also defeated by Prospect last year as they lost 2-0.
Prospect United v South Coast Flame @ Blacktown International Sports Park
Sunday 25 April – 1.00pm and 3.00pm respectively.
Live Twitter updates will be available @SCFlameFC.
The South Coast Flame Women’s side will take on reigning champions Albion Park this weekend.
Flame had a 2-2 draw against University White last Sunday despite the side leading the game twice.
Emilia Skopal scored her first goal since joining the team, while Caitlin Russel continued her flying start to the season by also getting on the scoresheet.
Albion Park currently sit top of the division having won both of their games to start the season.
Most recently, the side picked up a 2-1 win against Wollongong United last Sunday.
This game promises to be a big test for Flame.
Albion Park v South Coast Flame @ Terry Reserve
Sunday 25 April – 2.00pm.