Match Preview: Sydney FC v Wollongong Wolves

Sydney FC v Wollongong Wolves, 3:45pm Sunday at Ilinden Sports Centre

Premiership hopes go on the line on Sunday night as Sydney FC host Wollongong Wolves at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday.

Fifth placed Sydney FC are four points off the pace and must win their next two games if they are to pull off an incredible premiership run.

After a period of frustrating results, the Young Sky Blues returned to form last week with a 5-0 domination of Mt Druitt.

Thomas Fay scored a brilliant hat trick in the win, while Jordi Swibel claimed a brace.

The form of Sydney’s young strikers including current Golden Boot leader Patrick Wood is one of the side’s strengths at this crunch time of the season.

They come up against the second placed Wollongong Wolves who are n a campaign to win the premiership for the second straight year.

A hard fought 1-0 win against Western Sydney last week helped them claim a vital three points and keep the pressure on competition leaders Rockdale Ilinden.

Josh Bingham had made a slow start to his time at the Wolves, but the striker has found form when it matters most as proven by his match winning goal last week.

The pressure will be on him and Thomas James to take the match to the youthful Sydney FC defence.

With so much riding on this game neither side can afford to lose.

It is set to be a blockbuster.