Wollongong skipper Chris Price believes the Wolves can kick-start an early season push up the competition with a victory over Hakoah Sydney City East at WIN Stadium this Sunday.
The Wolves sit in eighth on the ladder heading into the clash after enduring a mixed start to the NSW NPL campaign where they faced off against five of the current top-six clubs. A favourable run over the next month, which includes three of their four matches at home, has the finals hopefuls keen to climb back towards the top-five. That run begins with a home stand against Hakoah.
“It is an important weekend,” Price said.
“We have had a difficult start playing all the top teams where we probably could have got a couple more results than we did. This is a great opportunity for us to start to get some wins on the board and really start to consolidate a position higher up the ladder.”
Hakoah have had a similarly hit-and-miss start to the campaign. They are just one competition point ahead of the Wolves on the ladder in seventh spot after picking up a point in a 3-3 draw with Bonnyrigg White Eagles last weekend.
“There has been some inconsistent results all around the league, but they pretty played well last week so we are expecting a tough match,” Price said.
“We will be fired up to get a result in front of what is hopefully another strong home crowd.”
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WOLLONGONG WOLVES VS HAKOAH SYDNEY CITY EAST