Strikers out to get all three points against Capalaba

Sep 02, 2020 by

The Brisbane Strikers are out for redemption against Capalaba tonight after last weekend’s dramatic 3-2 loss to Gold Coast United.

The side have endured a frustrating run of late, taking only one point from their past three matches against Peninsula Power, Olympic, and Gold Coast United despite performing well in all games.

Their opponents Capalaba meanwhile are a newly promoted side who have proved their ability to compete in the top flight of football in Queensland with a few eye-catching performances.

A determined and hard-working side, the Bulldogs lost 2-0 last time out against league leaders Peninsula Power but celebrated an entertaining 5-3 win over Moreton Bay United in the game before that.

“We were definitely frustrated to not get something out of the game against Gold Coast,” says Strikers forward Ollie Smith.

“I thought we dominated large periods of the game and deserved a reward for our efforts but think we can take a lot of positives from the performance and with the quick turnaround, we can bounce back to winning ways.”

“Capalaba are always a physical and intense team to play, and being newly promoted they will be looking to prove they belong in the NPL and we will prepare for this and look to implement our playing style and control the game.”

Strikers Head Coach Owen Baker was also left disappointed by the outcome of last Saturday’s game against but insists there are plenty of positives to take away.

“We have to dust ourselves off very quickly, we did a lot of good things against GCU on Saturday and we must try to take those positives into Wednesday’s game,” says Baker.

“There are points on the line and we have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get them.”

“It’s a very congested fixture list for us, but like I have said before the boys have been magnificent in looking after themselves and we obviously adjust our training to make sure the players are peaking in the games.”

“Every team is in the same boat, so we have no complaints!”

“The margins are much finer in winnings games of football in our season now, that has been evident across the board for all teams in the league.”

“It requires a 90-minute performance with no lapses of concentration, if we can do that and take our chances when we get them, I’m sure our good performances will turn back into three points.”

“Capalaba have lots of great players in good form and I know ‘the kennel’ is no easy place to go, we are looking forward to the challenge.” Match Details

 

National Premier Leagues Queensland

Round 6

Capalaba v Brisbane Strikers

Wednesday 2nd of August

7:30 pm kick-off @ John Fredericks Park, Capalaba

 

 

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