Roar look to continue Adelaide's woes
Top of the table and currently on a three game winning streak, Brisbane Roar Youth are looking to consolidate their position as competition front runners when they take on Adelaide United this Saturday night in what will be the side’s last match at Spencer Park for 2010.
Top of the table and currently on a three game winning streak, Brisbane Roar Youth are looking to consolidate their position as competition front runners when they take on Adelaide United this Saturday night in what will be the side-s last match at Spencer Park for 2010.
Coming off a comprehensive victory at home last week against the Newcastle Jets, the Roar have gone from strength to strength as the season has progressed.
Although adamant there is plenty of development left in his side, Brisbane Head Coach John Sime believes that the team has stepped up after their disappointing 4-1 loss to Sydney in round 6.
"We got taught a lesson against Sydney, we have done well to put that loss behind us," said Sime.
"I suppose you could say that Sydney game was blessing in disguise.
"We have really improved over the run of the season and are putting in some quality performances; however I think the team still has plenty of room to grow."
While facing off against an Adelaide side that is currently sitting towards the bottom half of the National Youth League ladder and conceding 11 goals in their past two games, Sime believes it would be a mistake to take an opposition side lightly.
"Adelaide will have nothing to lose, if we let them out play us by not giving it our best performance we will be putting ourselves at risk of an upset," said Sime.
"We have to make sure we come out to play tomorrow; this is a very big game for us."
Leading up to a difficult run of away games including a trip to Perth and a re-match with Sydney, the Roar will look to ensure their strangle hold on the competition lead as the National Youth League reaches its Christmas break.
"We have some difficult games ahead of us but I am confident that if the players can maintain a high level of performance we will go into the break feeling very happy with where we are at," Sime said.
"Although we will be playing a few away games over the coming weeks it shouldn-t be an issue with the players, travel is a part of the youth league setup and you need to be able to put in your best performance whether it is a home or away fixture.
"While we are preparing ourselves for the away stretch, it is easy to forget that we have a game ahead of us on Saturday night; if we lose against Adelaide all our hard work will be lost."
Brisbane Roar Youth take on Adelaide United Youth on Saturday 27 November, kicking off at 6pm at Spencer Park.