Match Preview: Uni travel to Ashfield

THE PLAYERS CELEBRATE ALEX KRETOWICZ'S EQUALISER - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

THE PLAYERS CELEBRATE ALEX KRETOWICZ'S EQUALISER - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

Following Saturday's admirable draw with Forrestfield and a gallant defeat on Tuesday in the FFA Cup to Sorrento, UWA switches their focus back to league action as they take on Ashfield.

The ANZAC Day performance was one filled with commitment and desire, a display that captain Josh Marocchi and head coach Michael Janssen are proud of.   

"I thought the boys gave it their all against Sorrento and although we didn't get the result we wanted, I take pride in knowing we pushed the NPL league leaders to the limit and left everything at Percy Doyle Reserve," the centre-half explained.

"It is a massive experience to fly that high with the gulls and leave the competition with our heads held high. There is no disappointment in the team and the club as a whole, it will just make us even stronger than before," Janssen insisted.

Marocchi, whilst pleased with the attitude, has implored the boys to learn from the defeat and continue to challenge themselves week in, week out.

"The important thing now is to keep pushing one another to ensure we put out best foot forward each match," he said.

MARC ZAGAMI ENJOYED A GREAT SHIFT AT FULL-BACK AGAINST SORRENTO - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

MARC ZAGAMI ENJOYED A GREAT SHIFT AT FULL-BACK AGAINST SORRENTO - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

UWA's upcoming opponents, Ashfield, currently sit in third spot after dispatching of Canning City 5-2 in Week 2 and will enter the match-up fresh from a bye round.

"Ashfield have surprised a few people already this season," Marocchi said.

"I believe the players our lads will know a game against Ashfield will always be a tough battle, as they are a strong side,

"If we absorb our the early pressure I believe our fitness and style of play will take over," the skipper added.

UWA will be keen to grab maximum points away from Ashfield Arena on Saturday as they look to climb to the top half of the table.

MATCH DETAILS:

Week 3:  Ashfield v UWANFC @ Ashfield Arena, 3PM

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