Momentum the key for Young Roar

Building momentum and forming positive habits is the key for our Young Roar side says Head Coach James Robinson.

The Young Roar return to Brisbane for their second home game of the Foxtel National Youth League season on the back of two consecutive wins which has them placed towards the summit of Conference A.

Robinson says a strong week on the training park has our young boys in good stead ahead of tomorrow morning’s clash against Adelaide United.

“Momentum is a big thing and we want to keep the confidence up in the squad,” Robinson said.

“We’ve had a good start to the season and we know that for us to continually challenge our opposition, we have to put our best foot forward.

“We have done that at training this week, and if we keep doing that, it will form good habits on game day.”

Tomorrow morning’s clash at Lanham Park will be the Young Roar’s first clash in a fortnight after having the bye last round, and they are fully intent on maintaining their perfect record on home soil.

FNYL team

“Having the bye, we got the chance to refresh and get the boys really well prepared for tomorrow’s game,” Robinson said.

“They’re really excited to be back at home. We got a good result in our last home game and we want to continue that.

“We talk about making our home ground a fortress and we want to back that up with our actions.”

With only five games remaining in the FNYL campaign, a win against the third-placed Reds would place the Roar firmly in the frame to challenge Melbourne City for the top spot in Conference A.

Adelaide enter the clash on the back of their first defeat of the season and Robinson says his side are well aware of the threat the Reds pose.

“It’s going to be a really entertaining game. We know Adelaide are really organised and structured so it’ll be an exciting game to watch and a good challenge for the boys,” Robinson said.


Foxtel National Youth League 2017/18: Round 5 – Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Lanham Park, Grange
Saturday, 16 December (10:30am KO)