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May 18, 2018   |  12:05AM AET

NPL Round 11 Preview

NPL Round 11 Preview

Sydney FC v Rockdale CIty Suns, 3pm Saturday at Lambert Park

A return to their Lambert Park home ground could be just the perfect antidote for Sydney FC as they look to bounce back from last week’s defeat when they host Rockdale City Suns on Saturday.

Sydney FC are looking to fight their way back up the table and stand a good chance of claiming an upset.

A 1-0 loss last week to Blacktown City may have meant the Young Sky Blues went home empty handed, but their impressive display was a small victory for coach Rob Stanton.

The Sky Blues have been a tough team to beat in 2018, even though their position on the ladder suggests otherwise, Stanton’s young chargers have played some delightful football.

Liam McGing found form against Blacktown with the defender extinguishing almost everything thrown at him.

A big defensive performance will be required to stop Rockdale.

The Suns, who have had their own struggles this season put three past Hakoah for a 3-0 win at home last round.

One area Rockdale has not struggled is attack with Alec Urosevski and Jordan Figon a handful for opposition defences.

It is stopping goals which has been the Suns biggest weakness.

Paul Reid’s Rockdale side needs to find consistency if they are to make the finals.

Both teams have plenty to play so it’s sure to be an entertaining clash