Western NSW Mariners FC’s men’s and women’s sides are both looking to bounce back from defeats last weekend, when they welcome Hawkesbury FC and APIA Leichhardt Tigers to Bathurst’s Proctor Park, respectively.
Hawkesbury sits fifth on the ladder and their Uruguayan import Santiago Pallares Palomeque has scored 17 goals in just 16 games.
Mariners skipped Adam Scimone is wary of the task at hand, with his side coming off a disastrous 9-1 loss to competition leaders Fraser Park FC.
“The boys will pick up the pieces and [Hawkesbury] are always a battle. They’re a physical side but beatable,” he said.
“We’ll play our game plan and try and get the points. We’re staring down the barrel of relegation and we don’t want to get caught in a battle.
“We need to be more compact and be quicker in transition.”
The Tigers travel west to Bathurst on Sunday afternoon, looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season to St George FC.
Mariners skipper Teegan Courtney is wary too.
“They’re coming off a loss and they’ll be raring to go,” she said.
“We’ll need to be clinical against them. It’s a game we know we can win.”