Manly United v NWS Koalas semi-final preview (women’s Reserve Grade)
MANLY United’s playing group are relishing their underdog status ahead of Sunday’s semi-final versus NWS Koalas at Arlington Oval.
Tom Hopley’s squad finished third after 22 rounds, and with key players Maddie Zahra and Nicole Stuart tipped to return, confidence is rising.
“When we are at our best, we can beat anyone,” Hopley said.
“Last time we played them (Koalas), Phoebe Gilbane was brilliant bombing up and down the wing.
“She’s been going from strength to strength this year, she is a massive asset for the team.”
Kick-off is 1.30pm on Sunday.
Meanwhile, United’s 14s take on Sydney University (8.30am Sunday, Arlington Oval) and the 15s do battle with Blacktown Spartans (Saturday, Valentine Sports Park, 10am).