Thursday, 29 May 2014

Burnie United to go pink for a good cause

It will be a sea of pink at Montello tomorrow with Burnie jumping on the McGrath foundation. With all mens team wearing pink and black stripped socks and the women who also play on Saturday will be wearing a full pink kit.
Club president Darlene Jaques said the club would be trying to raise at least $500 for the foundation and will be also having lucky balloons for sale on the day.
This is a great thing to be held by the club and i personally tip my hat to the club for doing it.

Launceston City V Prospect Knights 2pm Mitsubishi Park
This match has rivalry written all over it. Both clubs share a fence,the hatred for each other is massive and add that Prospect have lost 2 of their senior players to City this year will just ass more fuel to the fire.
Both clubs are struggling and are slipping away from the leading pack. City had its first win last week and now know what it tastes like to win.
Prospect on the other hand have had a bad start to the season after loosing key players through injury and aged players hanging up the boots.
Prospect sit only on 2 wins for the year and sit 2 points above City and will want to extend thier gap on them. The real eye opener is if the Knights do beat City and Rangers stumble against Riverside, The Knights will only be 1 point out of the top 4.
Ray Heald said this"Going into tomorrow games with same starting 11 from last week first time for the season, the senior group has trained well this week, hopefully that form carry’s into Saturdays game   , the commitment from the core group has been great considering  our run of injuries and players unavailability.
Mitch Duffy and Trent Mitchell play their second game for the season this week, both players had an impact in the second half last week against Riverside, when moved forward, Mark baker had a big influence in the game when coming on in the second half.
Tomorrow’s game could be a decided by the Goal keepers, young Jye Balym keeping for City With Dad Nathan Balym Keeping for Prospect, can imagine the banter at home.

Launceston United V Somerset Sharks 2:30pm Birch Ave
Launceston will have another daunting task this week in hosting the fresh Somerset out fit after having the bye. United should have some of its suspended players back this week which will strengthen their depleted side. Somerset will be on a high after the last game scoring 12 goals and will be looking to slaughter United as well.
Chris Smith who usually is in the sticks for the Sharks scored 5 in his last outing and will start on the field again. Steven Treloar has proved he is the keeper he was when he left the game 6 years ago to play AFL. This gives the Sharks another avenue to goals with the experienced Smith.
Club president Nigel Brown said this"Probably missing Elliott and Ross Smith this weekend so Micky Forsyth and. Andrew Wilcox will come in
With us and Olympic fighting it out it may come down to goal difference so we are keen to have our forwards firing this Saturday
Boys are keen to do well after the bye and no games next weekend
Ressies playing well and should be same team as last games great defeat of City
They are enjoying being at the top end of the ladder as against the last 2 years at the bottom
Women are full strength and looking for 2 in a row against United on Sunday

Burnie United V Ulverstone 2:30pm Montello
There is so much at steak this week in all games and probably this one that matters most to start shaping the top 4. United sit a game and a bit behind the Reds who have been the team in form over the last few weeks and making 3 wins in a row.
Burnie will welcome back Brodie Best this week and the combination of Best and Stuart Batt is one Ulverstone will have to shut down if they want to take the 3 points home with them. Brad Ryan has been a rock in between the sticks and the likes of the Meaney brothers

Rangers V Riverside 2:30pm SUNDAY NTCA
This is another clash with high importance. Riverside are the bench mark this year and the Rangers find them selves 2 points adrift of the top 4. Rangers have been hit hard from the get go with the V League playing a big factor with the NPL squad. One must ask are these the right rules by FFT, Yes they suit the Southern Leagues but defiantly not the NPL.
This game would be a great spectacle on how the NPL should be played. A high fast passing and attacking game. Both coaches are full of confidence and they both has this to say. Rangers coach Brendan Litchendonk"Playing top of the table comes with its own set of pressure, but there will be plenty of pressure on Riverside to maintain top spot now they are there, and no one would back us in to win this one, so we are happy to go in as under dogs.

Bitterly disappointed to get a touch up last week to Ulverstone, but credit to them, they are good side with an eye for goal, and we cant hit a barn door with a beach ball at the moment.

We have a young inexperienced forward line, they need some time to find their feet at this level, but we are confident these guys will serve us well in the future, so they will get the time they need, we are creating opportunities in every game, in fact more than enough, but when you miss open goals from 5 metres out, well its not too hard to see what we need to do better.

We will take Gabe Tams out of the starting line up this week as he has not been able to train all week, Jack Harrison will start and he looked comfortable when he came on so I have confidence in him.

Nearly everyone is claiming to be fit, but we will resist the urge to start players who have been out injured, for safety and for match practice reasons.

Adam McIntyre, Dylan Headland, Gabe Tams and Ayden Demeijer are all recovering from injuries but will all play some part, but we wont go throwing on 4 guys returning from injury into one starting line up.

With regards to Riverside, I have not seen them play, but we just have to fine tune our style of play, and if we can do that better this week, there is no reason why we cant give them an upset on our home turf on Sunday at the NTCA.

Again, our line up will be finalised after we know who plays on Saturday in the Victory League, but there will be some changes from last week.

Ladder After Round 8
5Nth Rangers72231317-48
8L'ton United7115822-144
9L'ton City7115930-214

Wayne Penfold is champing at the bit for this game and said this"

1 comment:

  1. Burnie 2 - ulvy 2
    United 0 - Sharks 9
    City 1 - knights 4
    Rangers 1 - river 2