After playing eight matches in the Southern Conference of the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League, Southern Strikers has recorded only one win so far and are hoping to secure their second win on Saturday.
The School Soccer team will be going up against second placed Port Moresby United on Saturday at Sir John Guise Stadium.
Southern Strikers manager Gordon Manub said Southern Strikers FC started off this year’s season on high a note with a win in the first round but this has led to a series of losses.
“The team started the 2nd round last weekend with a draw and our young strikers have been in high spirits.”
“It will be very tough and it’s a mountain to climb against one of the form team in the competition who have couple of seasoned and experienced players but we really need a win this weekend and we’re prepared to take our chances,” said Manub
“As we are trailing at the wrong end of the competition ladder, the players know what is expected of them and we have to deliver. Our line-up remains the same except we have Sylvester Wanim down with the flu and will not take the field.”
The last time the two sides met was in round 1 of the competition with Port Moresby United defeated the youth side 2-1.
This time, I think we’re well prepared and we’re definitely looking for payback.” Manub said.
Southern are clinging onto seventh spot with 5 points from a win, two draws and five losses while their opponents sit second on the ladder with 16 points.
In other Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League matches this weekend in the Southern Conference, Eastern Stars will be looking to keep their momentum alive against PRK Gulf Komara while Hekari United face off with struggling Star Mountain and the main game at 5pm between FC Bougainville and Central United.