Not the start I had in mind it was a average game from my boys and much improvement is needed if we are going to do any damage in the A-league. To top it off Del piero got injured in the 72 minute he will be out for 4 weeks, thankfully I bought in another striker!
19m Grella own goal (75's 1 - Syd 0)
61m Culina (75's 1 - Syd 1)
70m Santalab (75's 1 - Syd 2)
70m 18 meter screamer - Bruce (75's 2 - Syd 2)
This friendly saw me return to my former club Bathurst 75's and to be honest I was proud of 75's effort since that was the team I built to see them draw with us was a indication that they will do very well this year. On the other hand I am getting worried about my sky blues drawing to 75's should not have happened I am putting it down to rustiness and will be demanding a improvement next game.
30m Pearce (Black 1 - Syd 0)
Ok time to get into the boys after this one, this was my first blast at the team and I think I earned some respect in doing so.
0-0 bore draw.
Not happy at all, I will be changing to the narrow tactic next game.
Kruno strained knee ligaments in training expected to be out for 6 weeks. Very glad I bought in another striker!
19m Del piero (Tarra 0 - Syd 1)
33m Giraldi (Tarra 1 - Syd 1)
39m Antonis (Tarra 1 - Syd 2)
57m Bosschaart (Tarra 1 - Syd 3)
75m Del piero top left corner screamer from outside the 18 yard box (Tarra 1 - Syd 4)
Fabio pulled hamstring - Reported after the game expected to be out for 5 weeks.
Much, much better by the boys everyone was fantastic and I will be using the narrow tactic again.
7m Mallia (Han 0 - Syd 1)
45m Antonis (Han 0 - Syd 2)
47m Bosschaart (Han 0 - Syd 3)
We are heading in the right direction now, can't complain about anything in this one.
5m Arrarte (Marconi 1 - Syd 0)
34m Patratos (Marconi 1 - Syd 1)
46m Shevlin (Marconi 2 - Syd 1)
49 Mallia (Marconi 2 - Syd 2)
66m Antonis (Marconi 2 - Syd 3)
67m Santalab (Marconi 2 - Syd 4)
A good win to finish off preseason, moral is now high and the boys look ready to go. I must admit that it was not the best preseason but we were winning games at the right end of the preseason. Stay tuned for my next update in the coming days.