Manly United keen to silence the Rams
DESPITE not training as a unit all pre-season, Manly United captain Bella Walker remains confident ahead of Sunday’s season opener versus Macarthur Rams at Cromer Park.
With plenty of United’s players running around in the recently completed W-League, the likes of Remy Siemsen, Chloe O’Brien and Sunny Franco will be eased back into state league football.
“I believe most of the (W-League) girls will be at training on Thursday,” Walker said this week.
“I’m not worried, we know how to play as a team.
“Macarthur first up will be tough, especially with their roster, and the fact we beat them in the grand final last year.
“In 2017 we started slowly and ended up winning when it mattered, so Sunday is a good early test.”
Walker believes the biggest difference this campaign will be the attitude of rival squads.
“They will probably take us more seriously, we are the team to beat,” she said.
“Macarthur will be up there, Sydney University as well.
“For me, NWS Koalas should improve, like us at Manly they have had the same core group for a long time.”
Kick-off on Sunday afternoon at Cromer Park is 3pm.