FC Bendigo chases another victory on home soil

CROSS: Amarah Kromah sets up an attack in FC Bendigo's clash with Moreland. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

CROSS: Amarah Kromah sets up an attack in FC Bendigo's clash with Moreland. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

FC Bendigo will chase another victory on home soil when it tackles Springvale White Eagles in Saturday night's at National Premier League Victoria division one match at Tom Flood Sports Centre.

The Bendigo line-up is on the rebound from a three-nil loss to Box Hill at Wembley Park last round.

FC Bendigo playing coach Steve Martin is confident the team will turn fortunes around on home turf.

“We were disappointed last week because the score line didn’t quite reflect the performance.

“We played a good side and stuck to our structures for 80 minutes of the game, so if we can do that for a full game this weekend then we will be a good chance”.

Star midfielder Matt Breeze is a chance to return after being sidelined last week because of a hamstring injury.

A fortnight ago FC Bendigo won 4-2 at home against Dandenong City.

The side's home record is a win, a loss and draw.

A strong defensive performance from Bendigo will be crucial.

Eight games in and the side is still chasing its first clean sheet, a fact not lost on Martin, who believes a zero next to the opposition’s name is not far away:

“It’s something that we’ve been working on all year.

“It’s important that it’s a collective effort across the park, not just the back four," Martin said.

"Hopefully it will be this week”.

Springvale White Eagles have endured a mixed run.

After losing their first four games, the Eagles have won three of their past four.

Bendigo takes on an attack-minded Springvale side.

Matches involving Springvale this year have averaged five goals a game, more than any other team in the competition.

Bendigo's young guns will be in action from 5pm in the under-20s match.

The seniors kick off at 7pm at the Barnard Street ground.

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