WT Birkalla v Campbelltown City
PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia Round 9
When: Monday April 6th. Kick-Off 6:00pm
Where: Jack Smith Park, Morphett Road, NOVAR GARDENS
West Torrens Birkalla and Campbelltown City go head-to-head in Round 9 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League South Australia. A win will be key for both sides, with Birkalla looking to make ground on the three teams above them, and Campbelltown looking to pull away from the pack.
Birkalla have been the surprise packets so far this season, currently sitting in fourth position after finishing in eleventh at the culmination of 2014. But the strong form shown this season by the side comes as no surprise for midfielder John-Paul Cirillo.
“To many people it’s probably a surprise, but to our playing group we think we’re sitting where we want to be; we’re a young squad and a lot of people underestimate us, but I think fourth is deserving.
“If you look at the squad from last year to this year, last week at Roxby there was only two players that played for us last year, so it’s a completely different squad with a lot of young and promising players.”
Only four points separate Birkalla and their opponents Campbelltown, and as such, Cirillo has put this week’s fixture down as a must win.
“We’ll have to go into the game confident that we can get a result, I think Campbelltown are going to be more aware of the concerns about us, so we’re going to go there and play our game; we’re not worried, we’re actually excited that we’ve got Campbelltown and the chance to close the gap.”
Cirillo said the side would stick to the game plan that has payed dividends.
“We go out very attacking; we’ve got a very exciting, young group of boys.
“There’s a good vibe around the club; we’ve got such class going forward, very energetic and skilful so I think Campbelltown have to worry about that. There’s a lot speed up front and it’s made defending a lot easier.”