After a strong start to the PlayStation 4 NPL WA season, an injury-riddled Mandurah City face a tough test when they take on Sorrento at Percy Doyle Reserve.
City coach Doug Hesketh knows some of his more experienced players won’t take to the pitch, but is confident in his younger players.
“We are being tested with our squad depth at the moment,” he said. “We’ve picked up a lot of injuries at a bad time but I’ve been happy with our performances in the competition so far.”
“My theory at the moment is if we keep playing good football, eventually the results will go our way.”
Mandurah will continue to focus on their own performances as they adjust to the top tier.
“Sorrento are an experienced side,” he said. “Jamie’s an experienced coach and I’ve coached quite a few of their players but I really think it’s going to be up to us.
“We’ve got to go out with our own self belief that it’s an opportunity to play another game in the National Premier Leagues and improve on last week.”
Having both walked away from round two with draws against Inglewood and Joondalup United respectively, the teams will be aiming to take home the three points when they meet on Saturday at 7:00pm.
In other games on Saturday, Inglewood will face Subiaco at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium while Cockburn City take on Bayswater City at Dalmatinac Park at 7:00pm.
Perth SC will play Floreat Athena at Dorrien Gardens, while Armadale face Balcatta at Alfred Skeet Reserve. Both matches have been rescheduled to 8:00pm due to extreme heat on the weekend.
The Joondalup United v Perth Glory and ECU Joondalup v Stirling matches have been postponed until further notice due to the forecast heat.
Saturday, March 4
Cockburn City v Bayswater City (Dalmatinac Park, 7pm)
Sorrento v Mandurah City (Percy Doyle Reserve, 7pm)
Inglewood United v Subiaco (Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium, 7pm)
Armadale v Balcatta (Alfred Skeet Reserve, 8pm)
Perth SC v Floreat Athena (Dorrien Gardens, 8pm)
PostponedPerth Glory v Joondalup United; ECU Joondalup v Stirling Lions