Wakehurst wary of battling Seaforth

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Seaforth FC hasn’t scored a goal in their first six MWFA men’s Premier League outings this season while at the same time they’ve conceded 22 goals. With Manly Vale (who’ve also lost six consecutive games) they sit comfortably equal-last on zero premiership points.

Yet this only makes them more dangerous, according to Narrabeen coach Paul Juergens, who’s been deep into video of his team’s opponent on Saturday at Lionel Watts Oval.

“I’ve watched parts of a couple of their games,” Juergens said. “Seaforth have not had a great start so we are wary of them. We know that no team is easy to beat in this competition. We have had a few key outs this year but have good depth and we’re confident we’ll get the points on the weekend.”

Juergens said his team – which has won two, lost three and is coming off a 1-1 draw against ever-powerful Brookvale – has been building over the last few weeks after a slow start.

“Training has focussed on defensive patterns and ensuring that we balance quick ball movement with keeping possession,” Juergens said. “We don’t have any one point of improvement. We need to lift across several aspects.”

A win could see Wakehurst leap-frog Harbord (who play equal-first Mosman) and St Augustine’s (who play fourth-placed Brookvale).

Match of the round is arguably table-topping Collaroy Cromer Strikers versus Pittwater RSL who sit five points shy in equal-sixth position on the Premier League ladder.

Other contests which look competitive include BTH Raiders vs Manly Vale, Narrabeen vs Curl Curl and Harbord versus Mosman.

All MWFA men’s Premier League games kick-off this Saturday May 1 at 3pm.

Saint Augustine’s vs Brookvale @ Grahams Reserve

Narrabeen  vs Curl Curl @ Narrabeen High

Belrose-Terrey Hills Raiders vs Manly Vale @ Wyatt Reserve

Wakehurst vs Seaforth @ Lionel Watts Oval

Collaroy Cromer Strikers vs Pittwater @ St Matthews Farm Reserve

Harbord vs Mosman @ Harbord Park

By Matt Cleary

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