Croydon have a chance to shrug off last week’s disappointing loss at home To Adelaide United when it travels to Marden Sports Complex to face an inconsistent Blue Eagles.
Put simply, the Croydon strike force will need to bring their best form to have any hope to walk away with the points. It’s no secret that scoring only 8 times in 9 games won’t win you trophies, but at this point in the season, it’s all about challenging for finals positions, and Croydon has had to work hard to be in the top six with several teams below them just chomping at the bit waiting for more slip ups.
The Marden ground is one the Kings usually play well at, judging by recent results there. Add that Croydon’s away form has outshone its home form, the signs are positive, for this week at least.
Another positive for coach Mark Brazzale is that he will have a virtually full squad to choose from, and perhaps the best of Croydon is yet to come. His only headache will be who to leave out, especially as his young replacements have stood tall when called upon.
It’s unusual to see the Blue Eagles in the bottom half of the ladder, given their proud and strong history, so one concludes that they could turn things around quite quickly as they still have some dangerous players who can turn the game in an instant.
This should be a good contest and traditionally there are goals galore when the teams meet, so maybe we will see more goalmouth action, and hopefully the Kings can walk off with the scoreboard in their favour at the final whistle.
The away support has been good for the Kings this season, but we know it could be better, so come along and check out a decent game – it sure beats gardening!
The Women’s team are up against NTC FFSA Girls team, to be played Wednesday night at The Parks at 7.30pm. All the best ladies, just keep working, learning and enjoy yourselves!
Pic – courtesy Joe Janko – Paul Radice on the ball last week could play a key role in the coach’s plans when he will need to come up fresh against a desperate Blue Eagles team