Crucial test for Bendigo at Clayton

KEY PLAYER: FC Bendigo midfielder Matt Breeze. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

KEY PLAYER: FC Bendigo midfielder Matt Breeze. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Alon Blungart

Alon Blungart

FC Bendigo coach Steve Martin.

FC Bendigo coach Steve Martin.

George Slefendorfas.

George Slefendorfas.

FC Bendigo captain Trent Waterson.

FC Bendigo captain Trent Waterson.

FC Bendigo will be striving to replicate its away win against North Geelong Warriors when it tackles Kingston City in Saturday night's National Premier League Victoria division one match at Grange Reserve.

The key for FC Bendigo is defensive efforts and pressure

The fixture has been switched from the original schedule, with FC Bendigo to now host Kingston City in round 24 on Saturday, September 13.

Kingston City is mid-table after10 rounds and like many clubs in the newly formed competition has struggled for consistency.

FC Bendigo sit second bottom, but has achieved two wins and a draw.

The Bendigo line-up took it right up to FC Bulleen Lions last week.

FC Bendigo has started strongly in recent weeks and been in front early.

The challenge for FC Bendigo is to extend on those leads and to take chances during  strong patches of dominance.

FC Bendigo's playing coach Steve Martin will again be looking for midfielders Matt Breeze, Alon Blungart and Viktor Rodriquez to set up a lot play.

George Slefendorfas has struck three goals in his past four games and will be a threat to Kingston's defence.

The key for FC Bendigo is defensive efforts and pressure.

FC Bendigo has shown it has the firepower to win the contest, but will have to work hard to limit the damage at the other end of the pitch.

The action at The Grange Reserve in Clayton South kicks off at 5pm when the under-20s do battle.

The main game starts at 7pm.

FC Bendigo’s next home game is against bottom placed Brunswick City on Saturday, June 14. 

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