After a disappointing defeat to Prospect United last Sunday, this Saturday Flame will play host to UNSW at Ian McLennan Park.
South Coast went down 1-0 for the third time this campaign despite picking up their first win of the season the week before.
Despite the result, Flame did hand out debuts to 16-year-old goalkeeper Matthew Gazivoda from the start and 17-year-old Alexander Alston who came off the bench for the side.
Flame sits a point below their opponents heading into this one with a game in hand meaning the side could potentially leapfrog UNSW on the table with a victory at the weekend.
Flame did beat UNSW 2-1 earlier this year in Round 3 of the FFA Cup midweek away. Goals to Gerard Bruscino and Justin Smith getting the job done however neither player is available this week through injury.
Daniel Cooper plays against his old club and he will be looking to put in a good performance.
Despite being ninth on the table, UNSW is the only team in the league that are yet to win a game.
The side is also on a run of two successive defeats including a 6-1 defeat to table-toppers Fraser Park before a 1-0 defeat to Camden Tigers. The students will be relying on Kevin Lopes to be on target as he has scored in three of the last four meetings between the two clubs.
The Flame may fancy their chances to get their second win of the season against the winless UNSW, however, they will need to get past the towering Conor Wynn in goal.
The under-20s went back-to-back defeats after a 3-0 loss to Prospect United.
The side will face another tough test this Saturday going up to fourth place UNSW.
UNSW currently sit a point off the top and are on a run of four wins in a row.
It looks set to be another troubling fixture for the Flame.
South Coast Flame v UNSW @ Ian McLennan Park
Saturday 1 May – 5.00pm and 7.00pm respectively
Live Twitter updates will be available @SCFlameFC.
The South Coast Flame women’s side will play host to Wollongong United on Sunday night at Ian McLennan Park
Flame lost their second game in a row with a 5-3 defeat to reigning champions Albion Park. Despite going down, the ladies pushed the champions all the way and are playing an exciting brand of football.
Due to Fernhill’s departure from the competition, Flame’s opening-round victory against Foxes has been chalked off which means the side is on just one point after three rounds.
South Coast’s match this weekend will start a run of three home games in a row and presents a real opportunity for the side to get some points on the board.
South Coast Flame v Wollongong United @ Ian McLennan Park
Sunday 2 May – 5.00pm