In-form Bluebirds continue march
FOOTBALL: Bluebirds United know to win a Wesley, you have to beat the best.
And you need belief.
They learned two things in Saturday's 3-2 win against Cap Coast FC; they can beat the best and they now believe in themselves.
The blue and white high tempo pressing game worked well against the previously undefeated Yeppoon side.
Promising young striker Liam McLean nailed a brace and skipper Jordan Polkinghorne sealed it from 12-yards.
Around the Grounds
- Southside United 5 defeated Parkana FC 2
- Bluebirds United 3 defeated Cap Coast 2
- Nerimbera Magpies 0 lost to Clinton FC 5
Fitness and intense pressing has been the key focus for the last two months in training - and the results have come for Gary Skinner's side.
"We went in with a pressing game-plan to force them to play quickly, to the most part it worked well,” Skinner said.
"If our whole side, but particularly midfield collectively press, then we can really put the pressure on.
"It has worked really well for the last four-five weeks but no way near perfect.
"Our sessions have been very heavy as it is difficult to learn but the players are now believing in themselves.”
In only their second game at Webber Park, Bluebirds have set themselves a challenge of remaining undefeated at home.
So far, they're on track and gunning for four wins in a row. Unfortunately the bye will slightly halt momentum.
"It is great to be back at home, last two games we have had good numbers and the atmosphere has been great,” he said.
"Playing at home gives us more confidence and we want to make it very hard for other teams to get three points.
"We are a work in progress, we are a long way from that consistent standard that teams like Cap Coast are every week.”
Elsewhere, Clinton overcame a stubborn Nerimbera Magpies 5-0, while Southside United grabbed their first win of the season, with a crushing 5-2 over Parkana FC at Jardine Park.