Following their 1-0 loss to Wakehurst last weekend, Manly Vale women’s Premier League coach Tony Bruzzano said his team is far from frustrated. Indeed the team has trained as hard as ever and is pumped and primed ahead of the big match against Pittwater RSL on Sunday.
“We are happy to be back on the David Thomas Reserve playing surface this week. The girls are determined to make amends and, as always, worked hard at training. We will be ready to take on Pittwater!” Bruzzano said.
Bruzzano said he’s hoping to field a similar side to last weekend, the club waiting on the fitness of Jules Waugh (flu) and Sam Spackman (knee). Bruzzano said he couldn’t comment on the Pittwater squad because he didn’t know who would be in it. But he did note that following Pittwater’s 5-2 win last weekend over Beacon Hill “it looks like they’ve got goals in them!”
Far from being intimidated, however, Bruzzano said his team is highly motivated and primed for a big game against a rising side in Pittwater.
“For the past ten years it’s always been clubs like Brookvale, Beacon Hill, Wakehurst and Manly Vale who’ve been on top. It’s really nice to see new teams in the competition like BTH Raiders and other teams like Manly-Allambie, Seaforth, Mosman and Pittwater strengthen their squads. It makes for a competitive season!” Bruzzano said.
In other games Beacon Hill host Mosman, Seaforth welcome Manly Allambie and Wakehurst travel to Grahams Reserve to play Brookvale. BTH Raiders have the bye.
By Matt Cleary