R12 Preview: Adelaide Comets v South Adelaide

Adelaide Comets v South Adelaide
PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia Round 12

When: Saturday,May 2nd, Kick-Off 3:00pm.
SA Athletics Stadium, Railway Terrace, MILE END


Adelaide Comets: W L W
Round 9: Raiders 0 Adelaide Comets 1, Croatian Sports Centre
Round 10: Adelaide Comets 1 Adelaide City 8, Santos Stadium
Round 11: White City 1 Adelaide Comets 2, Frank Mitchell Park

South Adelaide: D D D
Round 9: South Adelaide 2 Pirates 2, O’Sullivans Beach Sports and Community Centre
Round 10: Modbury Jets 1 South Adelaide 1, Jet Park
Round 11: South Adelaide 0 Croydon Kings 0, O’Sullivans Beach Sports and Community Centre


Adelaide Comets hope to go out of sight as they welcome a South Adelaide side ready to pounce on a delicious three points on Saturday in Round 12 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia.

Panther’s skipper Chris Reed believes the team is set for extra fortune following a trio of draws in recent weeks.

“I think we are certainly due for a win, our recent form shows that. We are starting to pick up some points and I think they [Adelaide Comets] are there for the taking on the weekend.”

The confidence also respires at the Comets, with the side picking up 6 points from their last three outings in the league.

Comets captain Stephen Warner delivered a short and simple response when asked about how his team is feeling coming into this weekend’s game.

“Fairly confident, we’re just trying to build on the last few weeks.”

He continued to praise the grind his lads are putting on the training ground to current success.

“I think it’s hard work at training, we’ve put in the hard yards and it helps on a Saturday.”

South Adelaide’s defence have been stubborn as of late, posing a major threat to the opposition’s chances of achieving a victory. Warner explains what sort of performance is need when the two teams collide.

“It’s going to be tough; they are very well structured and always tough to score against. We just need to go with our game and keep playing for the whole ninety minutes and hopefully we’ll break through.”

Reed calls for a consistency in performance if they are to out fox Comets and hinted at the possible game plan.

“Against Comets we need to remain focused at the back and switched on for the whole ninety [minutes] which has resulted in us conceding less goals.”

“We’ll be catching them on the counter-attack. Santos is an unfamiliar surface for most of our players so the home ground advantage is going to be a strength of theirs.

“We just need to get used to that early on, settle in and stick to our game plan as early as possible.”

Warner is certain a good defensive showing could lead to better things as they continue to peruse a top six position on the table.

“That’s always our aim, if we can get a clean sheet we’ve got a couple of good attacking players. So if we do well defensively we can let our attackers score goals and we should be okay”

The Panthers will be hunting their prey as they enter the dual with strong mental belief and the ease of having the away side title.

“I think the whole squad is full of confidence given our recent run of form. We’ll be going to Comets with nothing to lose because the pressure is all on them.”

Article by Andrew Lodiong - @Andrew_Lodiong




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