Sky Blues Can Be Dark Horses - Triantis

Sydney FC match winner Peter Triantis is confident the Sky Blues can be a real threat as the A-League reaches the business end of the season.

Sydney FC match winner Peter Triantis is confident the Sky Blues can be a real threat as the A-League reaches the business end of the season.

The midfielder hit the winning goal in the 2-1 defeat of Brisbane Roar and thinks Sydney will worry a few teams approaching the Finals.

“I think a lot of teams might see us as a dark horse,” said the 21 year old.

“We-ve still got Joel Griffiths to come back and he-ll add a bit more up front, so I think we-re quietly confident we can have a good go this season.”

Triantis- 69th minute long range effort proved to be the difference between the two sides at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, much to the delight of the midfielder and his nine siblings.

“It-s one of those as soon as you hit it you know it-s in the goal. It was just an unbelievable feeling, I just turned and ran. I don-t even know what I did.

“I had it taped and as soon as I got home my younger brothers were playing it back and forth. They were the most excited people you-ll ever see in your life. I-m really happy.

The result was Sydney FC-s fourth home win in a row and lifted the Sky Blues into sixth place on the A-League ladder and into the Finals positions.

Another huge home game beckons this Saturday evening against Adelaide United and Triantis is determined to keep the run going.

“We weren-t really picking up too many points at home [earlier in the season] but playing in front of our own fans we-ve got to really give it a go.

“We want to play finals football and we-ve got every chance of doing it now if we keep getting a few more wins.”

The Sky Blues will be looking for a fifth home win in a row when we take on fellow Finals contenders Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium this Saturday night (16th Feb). A win could give us breathing space over our Finals Series rivals, as the race gets down to the business end. We need every bit of support, so get buying your tickets from Ticketek and help the boys push for the Finals. Adults start from $25, kick off is 5.30pm.