City hungry for points

City hosts UWA Nedlands at Peelwood Reserve on Saturday. Picture: Harry Rowe
City hosts UWA Nedlands at Peelwood Reserve on Saturday. Picture: Harry Rowe

City opened their 2014 campaign with a narrow 1-0 loss at Gosnells City last weekend ” a game that president Pete Rowe said they deserved a share of the points.

‘Opening day games are always hard to figure out and we were a bit slow out of the blocks and didn’t really show until the final 15 minutes of the first half,’ Rowe said.

‘But we dominated much of the second half play and had several clear-cut chanc-es.’

Striker Craig Tone had a couple of good opportunities and new boy, Belgian midfielder Kaikan Lengliz, was impressive.

Tone was denied a penalty late in the game that would have cancelled out the defensive lapse on the hour that gave Gosnells their chance.

‘We were competitive and we will get a lot better,’ Rowe said.

City face a UWA team on Saturday at 5pm and will look for all three points.

Nedlands are coached by former Everton and Sheffield Wednesday star Micky Lyons and will be a tough opponent.

Kids are free for all senior games and adult entry is $6.

– City’s under-18s have been drawn to play Quinns in the Cool Ridge Cup at WA Athletics Stadium on Easter Monday, kick-off 10am.

The youngsters bravely saw off Subiaco in the last round with an Isaac Marsh goal in the 88th minute and will hope to progress further against Quinns.