Words: Thibault Berthier | Image: Sportspics
Gold Coast City captain Jamilla Riley says Sunday’s clash with Sunshine Coast at Duncan Mckenna Field is make or break for her side.
City are chasing their fourth win of the season when they host Fire as the race for finals football heats up in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland.
Fire are currently 9th on the league table with just one win to their name this season.
City have previously met Fire once this season where they ran out 6-1 winners at Sunshine Coast Stadium in round three.
City captain Jamilla Riley says Sunday’s clash provides a perfect opportunity for her side to build momentum as they push for a top four finish.
“We can’t be dropping any points, especially at this point in the season, its make or break.”
“Last time we beat them 6-1, we’re going in pretty confident but we can’t take them lightly, we have to go in there as we would in any other game, we want to start getting some points behind us.”
City are looking to bounce back from a loss in their last outing at the hands of defending champions The Gap.
Despite the result City took a number of positives from a strong second half performance.
Riley said it was important her side built on last week’s showing and got the basics right in Sunday’s match.
“We definitely took some positives out of last week’s game, there’s just a few minor things that we need to fix,” Riley said.
“We’ve got to do the basics well, play our game and don’t drop to their level.”
“If we can go in and play the game at our pace and start well then I think we should definitely be able to score a few goals and get three points on Sunday.”
A win for City will see them continue their push for a top four finish.
PlayStation4 NPL Women’s Queensland – Round 12
Gold Coast City FC V Sunshine Coast FC
Sunday, June 25 | 12:30PM
Duncan Mckenna Field, Palm Beach
Gold Coast City FC Squad: 1.Ellen HEPBURN, 2. Teleya REYNOLDS, 3. Georgia ELLISTON, 4. Lily LOWE, 5. Jade HORCICKA, 6. Neesa DOYLE, 7. Jamilla RILEY, 8. Charlotte RAYNER 9. Brie BOND, 10. Jayde LOWE, 11. Ena TSUZUMI, 12. Joy FORSYTH, 13. Emily BENTON, 14. Courtney BLACK, 16. Jess AUSTIN