League action returns to all our sides this weekend and with the recent heavy rain, pitches made a lot heavier than usual and funny result could happen.
Once such result may happen at Lark Hill on Saturday afternoon as bottom of the table Rockingham City host 9th placed Bayswater City. Rocky coach, Goran Stajic said on the clubs Facebook page
“We have another vital game on our hands on Saturday – a home league encounter against Bayswater City, which will be a great test for our team.Regardless of the fact that we are fighting to live in this league without any expectations, we are going to prepare to outplay our opposition, with the aim to show ourselves in the best possible light ensuring our season is successful no matter what. The return of suspended Greek striker Christos Vaenas gives us all much more enthusiasm and optimism that we can be much more ruthless in front of goals compared to previous games.Even though our team is a little disadvantaged with the youth component who have all been exceptional, it’s now time for our experienced first team players to step up alongside them and make themselves accountable. We have an obligation to the club to perform valiantly as we are all paid duly until the last game of the season. I expect all the guys who go out on the field to show themselves in the best possible light and in return accumulate the points that are required to live in this league. Remember football does not end for Rocky after this match, there are many more games ahead and we need you, the supporters and sponsors, to always continue fighting the good fight with us.”
In the state league, Mandurah City will be hoping to get over last weeks last minute defeat against Kinsway when they host bottom of the table UWA Nedlands. The Dolphins lack of firepower up front has been their problem just recently but they are hoping key striker, Joe O’Brien will return from his long term hamstring injury this weekend.
Sunday’s women’s state league sees Mandurah City at home to Gwelup Croatia. Mandurah are still bottom of the table but their visitors are only one place and point point above them. A win could take the Dolphins to 6th position and still have games in hand over the teams around them.
Peel United will hope to continue their good form in the amateur division 1 as they host 11th placed Southern Spirt at Bortolo Park on Sunday while Port Kennedy have a mid table game at home to Ellenbrook United at Lark Hill. Division 2 side Mandurah City travel to Stirling Macedonia, Baldivis of division 3 host Fremantle City while in division 4, Rockingham City will be looking for their first win of the season when they welcome MUM FC to Lark Hill
As well as these games, there are plenty of other games going on this weekend. Apologies for not doing the usual complete preview this week, normal service will resume next week.