South Coast Flame will travel to face Hawkesbury City at David Bertenshaw Field on Saturday night.
For the second week in a row, Flame have lost matches in the second half. Flame were unable to capitalise on their first-half opportunities last week and were made to pay for it after Camden scored twice in the second half to seal the points.
South Coast face a different challenge this weekend taking on City who themselves would consider they have underachieved.
Marco Turpeinen has been the main goal threat for Hawkesbury with eight goals in 11 games this season.
In saying that, he has failed to find the net in his past four matches which has coincided with a stuttered run of form.
Flame also got up the last time they faced Hawkesbury City with a 2-1 win early last month.
Cody Waller and Matt Mazevski got the goals for the Flame that night with the side facing the majority of the match with only 10 men.
Despite the results, Flame have played some decent football in patches and the side is optimistic heading into this match as they are in need of a win after two scoreless defeats in a row.
Last week, the under-20s just couldn’t keep up with an efficient Tigers side going down 4-0.
Their opponents Hawkesbury City are in second place having won four of their last five games including a 2-1 win against Camden.
It’s been a difficult season so far for Flame, but a result here against Hawkesbury would be a real boost of confidence heading into the back end of the season.
Hawkesbury City v South Coast Flame @ David Bertenshaw Field
Saturday 5 June – 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm respectively.
The Women’s side also is on the road with a trip to Thomas Gibson Park taking on Thirroul on Sunday afternoon.
The Flame were defeated 5-0 by the second-placed University Yellow last round after fighting back from two goals down the week before.
This is a great opportunity for South Coast to get back to winning ways against the Thunderbirds sit only four points ahead.
Thirroul have won only two games this season and have failed to win their last two matches with defeats to Woonona and Wollongong United in successive weeks.
Thirroul edged out Flame in the Bonnie Lassie earlier this season in the clubs’ only other meeting,
It would be a great result if Flame were to pick up the win and they will be fired up heading into this one as they look to ignite their season.
Thirroul Thunderbirds v South Coast Flame @ Ian McLennan Park
Sunday 6 June – 2.00 pm