Sky Blue juniors get set to battle Brisbane

With a solid defensive record of four clean sheets from six games, Sydney FC’s National Youth League team is looking to extend that record against Brisbane on Saturday.


With a solid defensive record of four clean sheets from six games, Sydney FC-s National Youth League team is looking to extend that record by silencing the Roar for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon in Miranda.

“Four clean sheets gives you a lot of confidence, to not only me but the team,” said goalkeeper, Nenad Vekic. “We take that to the game, it gives us a bit of a boost for every game and a goal to keep that going and see how many we can get.”

The last time Sydney faced Brisbane was in round-3 and the junior Sky Blues came away with a solid 2-nil victory. The defending champions have no intention of taking Brisbane lightly, however, as they look to extend their advantage at the top of the table.

“The thing we-re mainly trying to keep in mind is not getting cocky or a big head about it,” said Vekic. “We did beat them last time but we-ve got to make sure we don-t underestimate them - it-s happened to us before - we-ve gone down by underestimating a team.”

Sydney-s strong start to the 2009/10 NYL season has been built on a solid defence but the team also has a potent attack and is confident of adding to its scoring form when it returns home for the first time in three weeks, this Saturday.

“Most of our goals have come from Kerim (Bulut). What we try to do is just feed the strikers and create as many chances as we can, we don-t concentrate too much on who scores we don-t really think about it as long as the team goes well a whole. That-s what-s important to us,” said the Sky Blue custodian.

Sydney FC will host the Brisbane Roar on Saturday at Seymour Shaw Park, Miranda. Kick-off is at 3pm and entry will be free of charge.