Youngsters seeking Reds revenge


The PGFC Academy side return to Foxtel Y-League Conference A action on Saturday morning when they host Adelaide United in a Round 8 clash at Dorrien Gardens. (Kick Off at 10.30am)

Glory head into the game looking to build upon their most recent performance in which they downed Melbourne Victory 2-0 courtesy of goals from Daniel Stynes and Henry Hore and midfielder Jack Leech is confident that they have what it takes to avenge their Round 4 defeat at the hands of the Reds.

“Yes, it was a great win [over Victory] for the lads who were fantastic for the whole 90 minutes,” he said.

“I thought it was a dominating performance from us and we deserved the points and we will be looking to maintain that standard on Saturday.”

The 19-year-old feels that the youngsters are showing steady improvement and are keen to continue that in the final two games of what is a short and intense FYL campaign.

“We are raring to go this weekend,” he said, “and very excited to get our first back-to-back wins of the season. We fully believe we can achieve that.

“Unfortunately, they [Adelaide] got the better of us last time round, but I think we can take plenty of positives out of that game coming into this one. We are at home and are determined to end the season well.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Academy Head Coach Richard Garcia who feels that his young charges have progressed well this term.

“We finished 2018 with a well-deserved win against Melbourne Victory and it was a just a reward for the effort the lads have put in,” he said.

“They have had a break with us having a bye in the last round, but it was great to see them back and the training has been upbeat as we look for three points in our final home game of the season.

“We have been inconsistent this season and lapses in concentration and lack of thought in our games have cost us, but like I’ve said previously, it’s a huge learning curve for them.

“The boys have improved and are beginning to be accountable with and without the ball, which is pleasing.”

Admission to Saturday’s game is FREE, so do get along and lend the lads your support if you can.