There’s a new rivalry in town as the Sydney FC office goes head to head in the IGA National Premier League’s NSW Men’s one competition this Sunday June, 1.
There-s a new rivalry in town as the Sydney FC office goes head to head in the IGA National Premier League-s NSW Men-s one competition this Sunday June, 1.
Community Football Officer Paul Reid and his Rockdale City Suns will face off against General Manager of Player Welfare Terry McFlynn-s Bonnyrigg White Eagles when the pair meets at the Illinden Sports Centre (kick off 3pm).
Former midfield partners at Sydney FC, the two will know each other-s game inside out as they look set to face off from their defensive midfield positions.
Both teams are coming in off the back of 1-0 victories in their respective matches last week and with Bonnyrigg sitting in third and Rockdale in fifth, the table is set to shift depending on the outcome of Sunday-s clash.
Reid said Rockdale would be looking to make amends for their Waratah Cup defeat to the White Eagles and is hopeful of doing the double over Bonnyrigg; a first ever for Rockdale in the league.
“Bonnyrigg are one of the form teams at the moment,” Reid said.
“Their form started when they knocked us out of the Waratah Cup with the last kick of the game and we are definitely looking to make amends for this result after beating them in Round one of the season.”
Mcflynn said he was relishing the opportunity to reignite the midfield battles the pair shared when Reid played at Adelaide United, in what will be the Northern Irishman’s third Nation Premier League match for Bonnyrigg.
“I have had the privilege of playing against and with Paul over the years,” McFlynn said.
“During his time at Adelaide we had some great battles, and he was always a very tough opponent.”
“When he came to Sydney it was great having him in our team and he was a valuable member of our team and he was wonderful for the dressing room too. He is a very funny guy.”
The banter is well and truly alive in the office but Reid said he was looking forward to coming up against his one-time captain when the pair played together for the Sky Blues.
“Both Tezza [McFlynn] and I will have a good laugh with each other on the field,” Reid said.
“I have already told him that kick off is 5pm on Sunday so hopefully he believes me.
“We both play defensive midfield so I have told him not to venture too far forward or he can expect a few of the tackles that he usually dishes up to players.”
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