Sydney United 58 can equal Hakoah Sydney City East’s record of seven Waratah Cups with a victory against NWS Spirit on Sunday.
United forward Kyle Cimenti explained how lifting the trophy would be the best of finishes to what has been an underwhelming league season for the side finishing eighth.
“I think this year as a whole has been an up-and-down year,” he said.
“It’s massive for me and the whole team to get something out of this season.
“For us to win any competition is massive so all our focus is on that, and it’s a good achievement for the club.”
The side defeated Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the semi-finals coming from two goals at halftime to claim a place in Sunday’s match.
“I thought we showed good character that game, obviously to go down as we were and then in the second half pick things up and really rally from there,” he said.
“It shows the team’s character and their will to win and to go the whole way and win the whole competition.”
Cimenti acknowledged the challenge posed by NWS Spirit this Sunday with the newly promoted NPL side proving to be a tricky outfit this season.
“They’re a very good side,” he said.
They have a great coach. Their style of play is a good brand of football as well, and I think it’s going to be a tough game for us on Sunday.”
The forward believed the side would put their best foot forward this weekend given there is silverware on the line for the six-time winners.
“The last few weeks, we’ve taken some good results and we’ve had some good performances and I think we’re going to carry that into Sunday,” he said.
“I think we’ve got that extra will to win. Being a cup final this weekend, everyone’s going to put 110% into the game.
“To win any sort of silverware for the club is a massive honour for such a big club as well just to add to the trophy cabinet would just be great.”
2022 Waratah Cup Final Details
Sunday 7th August
NWS Spirit FC v Sydney United 58
Blacktown City Football Centre
Football NSW would like to acknowledge Deploy Football, the official ball sponsors of the Waratah Cup.