After enjoying our first victory last weekend away at Victoria University Stallions, the Reserves look forward to the late game this evening against Petone.
While it was great to get our first win, we made life difficult for ourselves by not sticking to our strengths and not demonstrating enough urgency in the attacking third of the pitch.
What was frustrating about this performance was that the week prior we were very, very good against a quality Hooligans side for much of that game.
In my second year coaching the Reserves, consistency of performance is the one area individuals and the group need to improve on if we are going to have a successful season. This proved to be an ‘achilles heel’ for us last season.
I would like to welcome Petone back to Maidstone this evening. They have had a tough start to the season with three losses, including a big loss to the Hooligans here. Last season, we won both games but both were tough games and I expect it will be no different this evening. In saying this, if we have the same application and effort that we demonstrated at our last home game, I am sure we will get the 3 points.