Sydney FC’s Amy Harrison knows it’s do or die in the Westfield W-League’s final round clash against Newcastle United tomorrow at Lambert Park, Sydney (kick off 5pm).
Sydney FC are currently sitting in fourth place on the ladder and will fight it out for a place in the semi-finals against fifth place Newcastle United, who are trailing by one point. Three points on the day will see the Sky Blues face Melbourne Victory in the semi-finals while defeat would spell the end of the 2014 campaign.
Harrison says with the match being a must win for both teams it won’t be easy, but believes the Sky Blues have the talent to move forward to the next stage of the competition.
“It’s extremely important; we have to win to keep our season alive,” she said.
“We’re always confident. We’re all talented and capable of beating Newcastle.
“We just really need to believe in ourselves and that will get us over the line.”
Harrison is expecting an array of support and believes the home ground advantage will give the Sky Blues the extra boost they need.
“We have a really good fan base and they always help us,” she said.
“They’ll definitely give us a big push to get us over the line and into the semis.”
While the 18-year-old midfielder is confident Sydney FC can go all the way, she admits the competition has been both tight and unpredictable.
“There’s no reason why we can’t win the Grand Final. We’re just as good as any other team out there,” Harrison said.
“Perth won all of their games except one to Adelaide and they won’t make the semi-finals, so it just shows how competitive the league is.”
Harrison has played with Sydney FC since the 2012/13 season and plans to be representing the Sky Blues for a long time to come.
“We have such a good bond at Sydney,” she said.
“They’re all such good influences to have around me and they help me a lot, on and off the field.
“I feel really comfortable and confident with Sydney and I want to stick with them for as long as I can.”
Sydney FC will take on Newcastle United at Lambert Park in Leichhardt TOMORROW (kick off 5pm). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for LIVE match updates as the Sky Blues fight for their place in the semi-finals.