By Chris Curulli
Beacon Hill coach Vince Vescio believes that it is only a matter of time before his team regains their winning touch as they return to match fitness.
The 2019 Grand Final winners started off 2020 with a tight 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wakehurst last weekend.
This Sunday they will look to bounce back against a Brookvale outfit who kicked off their season with a win after a similarly close encounter against Seaforth.
Vescio is quietly confident his outfit will continue to grow week by week and enjoy a strong season yet again.
“Last week we played against the quality team who physically were a little bit more ready than us,” the Beacon Hill coach said.
“I think it wasn’t our technical ability, it was more our fitness and I think many other teams will be in the same boat.
“I’m confident the team will do well but I think it takes a couple of games just to get back to match fitness.
“Sometimes in training sessions you can do drills as much as you want but it’s just in the game where you get match fitness.”
As is the case throughout the competition, Vescio is unsure exactly what to expect during this lockdown-interrupted season.
“I know Brookvale lost a couple of key players so I totally don’t know how they will present themselves,” he said.
“I’m sure they will be really motivated but personally we have a high respect for everybody and always prepare for a tough game.”
Elsewhere on Sunday afternoon, Mosman lock horns with Wakehurst at Grahams, Manly Vale welcome Pittwater to David Thomas and Seaforth meet Manly Allambie at Seaforth Oval.