“Bring it on”: Juergens bullish ahead of crunch game with Beenies

Pit v Wake 1st grade (14)

Narrabeen sits fourth on the MWFA men’s Premier League ladder, Wakehurst is one point back in sixth position. Narrabeen has scored 30 goals in thirteen games while Wakehurst has scored 29 goals. Narrabeen has conceded 16 goals, Wakehurst has conceded 18 goals.

By most measures, Saturday’s round 14 fixture should be a tight one. Yet Wakehurst will travel to Narrabeen High with that one great intangible: momentum.

They beat Saints 3-2 last week and BTH 2-1 the week before. The week before that was an epic 4-4 draw with competition leaders CC Strikers, a game both coaches felt Wakehurst deserved to win. Prior to that there were victories over Harbord (4-0) and Mosman (2-1).

Wakehurst is riding a wave. And their coach Paul Juergens knows it.

“The whole squad is bouncing with momentum,” Juergens told MWFA media. “Both squads are ready for the weekend. Narrabeen is an awkward team to play against and in the first round they were impressive. We are a better team now and found some form so we are looking forward to the battle.”

Juergens said he’ll be missing key players but said the club has “depth” and “no excuses”. “We have been working on all aspects of the game. In this league you have to perform all around the park or you pay the price.

“Bring it on,” Juergens said.

In other games last-placed Manly Vale host top-placed CC Strikers, Saint Augustine’s play BTH Raiders, Curl Curl play Harbord, Brookvale take on Mosman and Seaforth play host to Adam Israel’s in-form “sleeping giant” Pittwater RSL at Seaforth Oval. All games kick-off at 3pm.

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