By Chris Curulli
Brookvale coach Michael Cimino believes that his young squad are in a prime position to restore the club’s powerhouse status in the Women’s Premier League competition over the coming seasons.
After a pair of promising victories over Seaforth and Beacon Hill, Brookvale have fallen to two disappointing defeats at the hands of Manly Allambie and Pittwater.
Cimino knows that this inconsistency is inevitable with such a youthful roster and is confident they are more than capable of turning their season around.
“This we have had some ups and downs, but needless to say, a lot of people though we wouldn’t win a game coming into this season, and to get two straight off the bat was a big plus for our confidence,” he said.
“We basically have a brand-new side and the majority of our team have had no Premier League experience bar two players in our squad,” he said.
“Over the first five weeks we have suffered some big injuries, but we have carried on and got the girls out on the park.
“The players know that this is a 3-4 year plan on rebuilding and getting Brookvale up there and where they used to be.
“For the rest of the season we just need to show up every week and replicate what we do in training and do it on game day and the results will come.”
Following a wet-weather interrupted weekend which saw their round five fixture versus Wakehurst washed out, Brookvale are well rested ahead of their clash with a Mosman side who currently occupy second spot on the ladder.
“Mosman have had some good results, but we don’t know exactly what to expect,” Cimino said.
“We just have to go out there and just concentrate on the simple things and doing them right. I’m sure it will be a great game.
“If we play to our strengths we could definitely grab some points this Sunday at Graham’s Reserve.”
Elsewhere, Manly Allambie take on Wakehurst at Millers, Seaforth host Manly Vale and Pittwater travel to Beacon Hill.