The energy levels are slowly but surely hitting an all-time high at Rockdale Illinden with ace marksman Amaury Gauthier continuing to deliver the goods after popping up for the fourth time this year on the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s goalscorer’s sheet.
The 28-year-old starred in Rockdale’s resounding 4-0 round eight victory over a high-flying Sydney FC outfit, jam packed with quality youngsters, pushing the club to within a point from league leaders Sydney United 58.
“One hundred percent, it was a great win for the club.
“It’s been the strongest team performance this season I feel. We were able to showcase our possession based football style all over the park which allowed us to break down FC’s defence and the scoreline was able to reflect just that.
“It has been a good season so far, as a striker, it’s always important to get your name on the scoresheet and I’m glad I’ve been able to do that a couple of times this year.
“Credit goes to the boys in behind me, they put it on a platter and I just eat.
“We are leading towards the end of the season now so hopefully I’m able to continue my current form.”
A lethal combination up-front has certainly found its form at Rockdale with both Nikola Taneski and the return of the famous ‘Baker’ himself Alec Urosevski alongside Gauthier slowly forming a formidable partnership in the NPL NSW Men’s competition.
“I’m still yet to try Alec ‘the Bakers’ Burek by the way, but it’s always good to have ‘Uro’ back in the squad.
“He brings a wealth of experience to the side alongside the likes of Niki Taneski which I am really enjoying.”
The Chipping Norton SC junior has credited the coaching guidance of Steve Zoric alongside assistant Gary Deprato has key operators in the general progression and evolution of the first team squad.
“Since coming on board both Steve and Garry have implemented a culture of high work ethic which the entire team has embraced.
“The intensity we’re able to play consistently throughout the entirety of our games make us very difficult opponents to breakdown which is reflected by the limited amount of goals we’ve conceded this season.”
You can also add the eye catching performances of the club’s Japanese import Tomoki Wada who has really set the league alight with his quality displays and dazzling goals, none more breathtaking than his cheeky half-way effort scoring the fourth against the Sky Blues last Sunday that sent ‘Sokkah Twitter’ alight.
The Pharmaceutical Sales Rep for Medisca Australia has now switched his attention to this Sunday’s huge round nine clash against APIA Leichhardt at the Ilinden Sports Centre, with the striker knowing that only a victory will continue to push and drive the squad for more achievements during the 2020 NPL NSW Men’s rebooted season.
“APIA is always a massive game even though they haven’t seen the results they would have liked this year. With a strong squad, they are always a tough opposition and will be looking forward to back to back wins after they defeat Mt Druitt Town Rangers last Friday.
“We need to turn up and put in the work at training this week and turn up to the game as we have been this season.
“We’ve put ourselves in a very good position with three games to go so it would be rude not to see ourselves in the top two and perhaps the Premiership and all the way through to a win in the Grand Final – We just need to take it week by week.”