Captain’s Column: Goalscoring And Jets


Hi everyone,

I trust you’re all well and keeping warm as we edge into the colder months of the year.

Saturday’s derby was a disappointing result and one we’ve all had time to reflect on. We know that possession alone doesn’t win games, however I believed we carved out enough chances to get at least a draw at Bankwest Stadium and it’s now just a matter of taking those chances and cutting out mistakes from our game.

We’ll use last weekend’s result to spur us on, kick into another gear and continue our claim for a third straight A-League title.

We’ve got the Jets away on Saturday and historically it’s a fixture we always enjoy up at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Jets may be sitting low on the table but they’re never a team to take lightly, and our most recent result against them showed that we have to be switched on for the full 90 minutes. We showed great fight in our last clash against them to come from a goal behind and win.

It was a joy to score in that win, and to have scored again at the weekend. I think this is the first season where I’ve scored multiple goals for a club, and with my one goal in the AFC Champions League, it’s probably one of my best returns for some time.

Obviously as a defender goalscoring isn’t my main responsibility, but I’m more than happy to contribute and help the team and I’ll be certainly getting up and about on set pieces to find the back of the net again on Saturday.

I’m feeling confident ahead of this weekend, we’re looking sharp on the training pitch and I know everyone is out to rectify last weekend’s result.

Hopefully I’ll see a lot of you up in Newcastle for the clash, and if you can’t make it I know you’ll be tuning in on tv to cheer your Sky Blues on.

Thanks again for unwavering support, see you on Saturday!

Alex Wilkinson
Sydney FC Captain