NPL Round 12 Preview

Hakoah Sydney City East v Sydney FC, 3pm Sunday at Hensley Athletic Field

Nothing short of a win will be considered a good result when Hakoah Sydney City East host Sydney FC at Hensley Athletic Field on Sunday.

Hakoah come into the game after suffering their second loss in as many games, a 3-1 loss to reigning National Premier Leagues NSW Premiers APIA Leichhardt Tigers.

Sydney FC on the other hand come into the game after halting a 10 game run win less streak with victory against Rockdale City Suns.

Despite winning only three of eleven matches so far this season, Hakoah remain in the hunt for the finals sitting one win outside the top five. Victory against Sydney FC is vital to stay in touch with the pack.

Anthony Bouzanis has been the unspoken hero for Hakoah this season with the young glove man keeping the Eastgardens side in many matches with his incredible shot stopping ability.

Bouzanis will be put to the test against in-form Young Sky Blues striking duo Jeremy Cox and Hassan Jalloh.

Cox made his mark in round one with a hat trick against Hakoah and has continued his great play to notch seven goals going into Round 12.  When Cox and Jalloh are on song, Sydney FC are very difficult to defend.

Both young sides are fighting to stay in the hunt for finals football but have failed to make the most of their determined displays so far.

A win this round does a lot for team confidence and could be the building block for something greater in coming weeks.