Dapto Dandaloo Fury ready for Wollongong United

Fabian Iacovelli shows his ball control for Dapto Dandaloo Fury, who face a tough match on Sunday against Wollongong United. Picture: ADAM MCLEAN

Fabian Iacovelli shows his ball control for Dapto Dandaloo Fury, who face a tough match on Sunday against Wollongong United. Picture: ADAM MCLEAN

Dapto Dandaloo coach Norm Boardman will take a finals attitude into Sunday's crucial clash with Wollongong United.

The Fury sit top of the competition but hold just a one-point lead on last season's runners-up Bulli.

United are another six points back in third but are arguably the form side in the league.

United reached the Bert Bampton Cup final with a 3-2 triumph over Picton Rangers on Wednesday night and have won their past six league matches.

Boardman expects the Reds to continue their sublime form when they meet his men in round 15.

"They are going to come in with plenty of confidence because Picton beat us and they went on to beat Picton," he said.

"Regardless of their start to the season, they are back on track now and we are treating it like a mini showdown for the playoffs."

United's revival has been led by reigning George Naylor Medallist Robbie Shields.

The mercurial Irishman has bagged 15 goals and nabbed a hat-trick in his side's cup win over Picton.

"We know enough about them to know their service is pretty direct and they will rely a lot on Brian Montanari and Robbie Shields," Boardman said.

"They have got a bit of talent with Johnny Martinoski there as well ... so they have got a lot of fire power there so we are just going to go out there and score as many as we can.

"We have to put pressure on other teams rather than sitting back and waiting for them to come at us."

While Boardman is counting on United to have their goal-scoring boots on, he wasn't ruling out a barrage from his own arsenal.

The Fury slammed five past Bellambi last weekend after a leaner than usual patch in front of goal.

"We found our goal-scoring feet again. That is what we have been missing, scoring opportunities," Boardman said.

"If you look at us this year I think we are only around 35 goals or something. Usually we are around 45 at this stage.

"It is not from lack of trying, the boys are working hard at training and we have put a few things in place to try and correct that now.

"I am looking forward to this weekend big time because it will really give us an indication of where we are at."

In other matches, Bulli host Olympic, Bellambi play South Coast United and Tarrawanna travel to Fernhill.

Albion Park White Eagles meet Woonona and on Sunday while Cringila take on Port Kembla.

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