Match Preview: Forrestfield & Sorrento await UWA

CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

It's back-to-back double headers for Michael Janssen's troops this weekend, as UWA take on Forrestfield at The Mac on Saturday, then travel high-flying NPL outfit Sorrento for Round 5 of the FFA Cup.

Uni suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Fremantle City last week and the boys will be desperate to register their first league win of the season.

"This encounter is the next big challenge at home," Janssen explained.

"We need to pull out our best performance to win against Forrestfield," he added.

Despite being winless heading into week three of the competition, the squad remains full of confidence and belief after their massive 4-3 come from behind victory over NPL side Subiaco in the cup on Easter Monday, a result the head coach wants his squad to build on.

"The team has to realise that this way to perform is the only way to allow us to succeed this season," the German said.

"It is now time to start winning, the team knows this," he added.

ALEX KRETOWICZ BAGGED A HAT-TRICK AGAINST SUBIACO - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

ALEX KRETOWICZ BAGGED A HAT-TRICK AGAINST SUBIACO - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

After seeing off local rivals Subiaco in the cup, UWA has drawn NPL league leaders Sorrento in another massive ANZAC Day clash at Percy Doyle.

Janssen welcomes the challenge of another high-quality side and can't wait for Tuesday's clash.

"It's great to play a top WA NPL team, I'm happy and really looking forward to playing the league leaders,

"[I expect Sorrento] to be full of confidence and be very sharp while also wanting to put the game to bed early," he explained.

Uni will be without influential midfielder Luke Randazzo for both games, as the former Inglewood United player has suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out for around a fortnight.

MATCH DETAILS: 

Saturday, 22nd April - Round 3: UWANFC v Forrestfield United @ UWA Sports Park, 3PM

Tuesday, 25th April - FFA Cup 5th Round: Sorrento v UWANFC @ Percy Doyle Reserve, 3PM

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