State League Division Two Round 4 Preview


Both have struggled in the opening rounds of the season with both teams still in search of their first win. Bathurst will have the home advantage and despite losing their Round Three clash to Prospect last Saturday, their performance was still decent enough to cause concern for many teams in 2009. Springwood will have to improve in all areas, especially in defence, with the side already conceding a large number of goals for the season; this encounter should be an interesting one on Saturday afternoon.
Penang FC will host Roosters FC on Saturday 3.00pm at the Mount Penang Sports Complex. The home-side is struggling this year and coach Tony Gallagher will be hoping for a much better performance after they lost their Round Three clash to Hurstville 6-1 last Sunday. Roosters suffered a 3-1 defeat away to an in-form Gladesville last Sunday but will still prove a difficult contest for the Penang side come Saturday afternoon.
One of the games of the weekend, which should certainly be an entertaining contest will take place Saturday afternoon at William Lawson reserve 5.00pm. Prospect United Coach Brian Vella stated that his side played some good solid football in their win against Bathurst last Saturday but they will have to be at their best to try and stop the resourceful side of Gladesville Magic. The away side is coming off two sensational home wins with in-form forward Kabara ready to pounce yet again. This should be a thrilling match and will showcase some good quality talent from both sides.
Hawkesbury City will host White City on Saturday at 3.00pm with the home side recording an undefeated season so far in 2009. White City, who suffered yet another home defeat last Sunday going down 3-0 to Colo Colo, will be hoping they can showcase a much better display and try and pick up some points to open their account for 2009. Hawkesbury will be favourites as they have showcased some great talent in their thrilling victories this season.
Hakoah will host Hurstville City on Sunday 3.00pm at E.S Marks Filed. The home-side rallied home strongly against Springwood last Saturday night to pick up maximum points. This week they will entertain a side, which at the beginning of the season were most likely going to be one of the most less performing sides of the competition. Last Sunday Hurstville displayed a brand of sensational football to defeat Penang FOC 6-1, so they will be highly confident going into this weeks clash.
Colo Colo Wanderers will host Gazy Lansvale at Knight Park on Sunday 3.00pm. Lansvale suffered a 4-2 loss away to the Fairfield Bulls last Sunday when they squandered an early 2-0 lead, missed opportunities was the key to the defeat. However, the side can still play some dominant football and they will have to bring a good game with the home side taking all three points last Sunday against a struggling White City.
Luddenham United who played out a 4-4 draw last Sunday against Sydney Cedars will entertain Camden Tigers on Sunday 3.00pm at Luddenham Oval. Vel Dudaroc manager of Luddenham United said that he is confident against the Tigers come this Sunday. Camden is coming off a home loss to Hawkesbury and will be hoping to improve their form this season.
Sydney Cedars will host Fairfield Bulls this Sunday at Punchbowl Oval 3.00pm. Fairfield Bulls came back from two goals down to win 4-2 against Gazy Lansvale on Sunday. Sydney Cedars who drew 4-4 in a thrilling contest against Luddenham United will be hoping their defence can keep the Bulls at bay. Bulls will be confident as they are undefeated so far in 2009, but their performance last week was a bit off pace and their coach Michael Mamo will be hoping his side?s defence raises their level of play come Sunday. 
-By Johnny Casni