Manly United v Marconi Preview
MANLY United defender Travis Oughtred believes targeting the Marconi brothers – Giorgio and Roberto Speranza – is the key to success this Sunday at Cromer Park.
The hosts and the Stallions are long term NPL NSW 1 rivals, and it is safe to say the visitors would not have forgotten the previous meeting earlier this year at Marconi Stadium.
“We managed to get the result that night, it kick-started our season,” Oughtred said.
“Marconi will be keen to make amends for that game and we are coming off a very poor result last start versus Mt Druitt.
“Everyone knows the quality of (James) Andrew and (Mitch) Mallia up front, but I think sometimes they (Stallions) can be a bit weak in the middle and at the back.
“The Speranza brothers are decent players, but if we target them early and manage to score a goal or two after getting in and behind, we will be hard to beat.”
Both teams are on the fringes of the all important top five after 14 rounds.
Kick-off is 3pm.