Wolves out to end City reign

Wolves coach Jacob Timpano can’t remember the last time Wollongong beat Blacktown City, but he hopes his in-form squad can change all that this weekend. 

WINNING EDGE: Wollongong's striker Patrick Antelmi will attempt to help the Wolves end a poor recent run against Blacktown City on Sunday. Picture: FOOTBALL NSW

WINNING EDGE: Wollongong's striker Patrick Antelmi will attempt to help the Wolves end a poor recent run against Blacktown City on Sunday. Picture: FOOTBALL NSW

Wollongong will look to avoid another home and away sweep against the NSW National Premier League heavyweights when they come to WIN Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Even back in Timpano’s playing days in the heart of the Wollongong defence, City have been a thorn in the Wolves’ side. 

It’s continued since he took over as coach midway through 2015.

Blacktown beat Wollongong in both matches during the former A-League defender’s first full season in charge in 2016.

They had the Wolves’ measure again during a meeting on April 1, but Timpano felt his squad would take confidence from the clash heading into their rematch this weekend. 

“We were right in that until [Chris Price] got sent off and we conceded that penalty. We probably should have come away with at least a point,” he said.

“If you couple the confidence we gained from that night with our great home form this season.

“And then with the form we have been in, in recent weeks, then there is no reason why we can’t come away with a result on the weekend.”

Both Peter Simonoski and Hayden Morton will be back in the selection frame for the Wolves after missing all of June so far through injury. 

Meanwhile, City have added Tomi Romic (SD Raiders) and Peter Cejka (Hills Brumbies) in the transfer window.