Wollongong Wolves will look to end Perth SC’s hopes of playing at this year’s NPL Finals Series Grand Final as Luke Wilkshire’s men hope to add to its trophy cabinet as well as a round of 32 FFA Cup spot in 2020.
Albert Butler Park will be the venue this Sunday where the Wolves will hope to continue on with its winning form after cruising past Canberra Olympic in round 1 of the NPL Finals Elimination match, picking up a 5-1 victory.
One of the Wolves’ standout players for season 2019, big defender Nikola Djordjevic, was pleased with how his team performed against the ACT’s best.
“The 5-1 win against Canberra Olympic was a good result.
“We may have been able to go further with that score line, but in the end, we did what we had to do to get that step closer to being crowned the national champions.”
Asked how preparations were traveling with the big semi-final this Sunday, Djordjevic stated to Football NSW.
“All the boys are eager to get stuck in and get that one step closer to the NPL Finals Series Grand-Final next weekend.
“All the boys are pushing each other at training to ensure we get there and go all the way.”
The 2019 Ultra Football Goal of the Year award winner knows that Football West’s best in Perth SC will be no pushover side.
This was proven after they dumped Victorian Premiers Heidelberg United out of NPL Finals Series race with a 3-2 victory in Melbourne last Sunday.
The likes of Azzurri stars Kristian Santich, Paul Zimarino, Bojan Radinovic and WA NPL Golden Boot winner Michael Domfeh will all be key players coach Ramon Falzon will look towards producing the goods against the NPL NSW Men’s Premiers.
“We don’t know much about them, but I am sure they will be coming into this match full confidence.
“I’m sure a few of the boys watched their game on Sunday against Heidelberg – to get a result there isn’t easy.
“But we all know that no game can be taken lightly as these are the best NPL teams across Australia that we are coming up against and Perth SC will certainly put us to the test.”
It would be a dream come true for the Wolves should they prove successful in beating Perth SC as, pending on the points system, could host the NPL Finals Series Finale against Maitland FC or Lions FC, something Djordjevic hopes they will do.
“To host and win the grand final in Wollongong would be amazing.
“It allows all our fans to be there to get behind the lads to bring another trophy home.
“It would definitely bring back some good memories of the NSL days for the club too.”
Sunday 29th September
Albert Butler Park (2:30pm)
Wollongong Wolves v Perth SC