Armson calls for APIA ‘focus’ ahead of ‘tough’ United 58 task
Prolific APIA Leichhardt attacking midfielder Jack Armson is wary of the challenge posed by Sydney United 58, who stand in his team’s way of more silverware on Sunday.
Armson has been an integral part of APIA’s attacking unit that has claimed the NPL NSW Men’s premiership, scoring 15 goals in all competitions.
Armson’s APIA, at times, have looked unstoppable, losing on just five occasions in the NPL NSW Men’s in 2023, but the playmaker isn’t taking anything for granted ahead of Sunday.
United 58 managed to down APIA on their own turf in round 18 of the league with a hard-fought 2-1 win, and Armson is expecting another tough encounter in the Cup final.
“It’s going to be a difficult game,” he said.
“I think it’s just about taking chances. Both teams will have their periods of the game and have chances, we just have to take ours when they’re presented to us.
“The message is to not switch off because they [United 58] have lots of experienced boys that have been in lots of cup finals and lots of big games and big occasions like this.
“We have to stay focussed on the job for the whole 90 minutes, or however long the game goes. We know they’re capable of hurting us if we switch off.”
Despite an energy-zapping late-season run, including making the Australia Cup’s Round of 16 and a final-day title battle, Armson says the team are raring to go again.
“I think we’re re-energised,” Armson said.
“We’ve had a few days off [before heading back into training], so think the boys will be refuelled and ready.
“The boys are feeling good and ready for the game on Sunday.
“Another trophy to add to the cabinet would be amazing this year for me personally and for the club.”
Armson will be eying off another accolade to add to his eye-catching 2023 season.
Sunday 10th September
APIA Leichhardt FC v Sydney United 58
NOTE: no cash purchases of tickets will be accepted on the day at the venue.