NPL Previews: Men and Women Academies keen to keep good start going

The Mariners Academy teams will be looking to continue what is a good start to the 2019 NPL season as both teams are coming off key wins last weekend.

St George City FA vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy

The men’s team travel to face newly promoted side St George City in a very important game for both sides as the table starts to take its form. Currently undefeated after two games, the team is coming off a memorable 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.

St George City will be wanting to make the most of the home ground advantage as they are coming off back to back 3-1 defeats.

Ray Junna is pleased to see his side perform very well, considering several of his key players are in contention for the A-League squad.

 “It was a good victory against a tough side. There is definitely some room for improvement but there are a lot of positives to take away from the game” Junna said.  “The boys learned a lot from training and playing with the A-League side. Charles M’Mombwa and Lewis Miller looked like a very good fit.”

“They’re the home side, we can’t underestimate them but if we play like I know we can - good things will come.”

Match Details
Sunday, 17 March 2019
NSW NPL 2 Round 3
Match: St George City FA vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy
Venue: Seymour Shaw, Miranda
Kick-off: 3:00pm

 

St George FC vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy Women

After opening the season with a strong 3-0 win, Dan Barrett’s women will be eager to make it two in a row when they travel to face St George.

Indianna Auddino who made her first-grade debut scored her first hat-trick which helped the women bag all three points.

St George are coming off a disappointing 3-1 defeat and Dan Barrett will be wanting to see his girls continue the momentum they created after round 1.

“Round 1 was a pass mark for our team. Our ability to maintain possession and our off-the-ball movement was a lot more free flowing. It was positive to see” Barrett said.

“St George will be hurting after a first round loss and will welcome their first home game of the new season. We have just focused on us and the process we are undertaking to win games in the style we want to.”

“The girls trained well this week and I’ll look for further improvement this weekend.”

Match Details
Sunday, 17 March 2019
NSW NPL 2 Round 2
Match: St George FC vs. Central Coast Mariners Academy
Venue: St George Stadium, Banksia
Kick-off: 5:00pm