FOR the first time in its short history, FC Bendigo has the chance to record three consecutive victories when it takes on Sunshine George Cross at Chaplin Reserve on Saturday afternoon.
The newly-formed National Premier League Victorian club produced its best performance of the season when it thrashed Brunswick City, 4-0 at the Tom Flood Sports Centre last Saturday night.
The victory on home turf followed a 1-0 win on Kingston City's pitch the previous round.
The Georgies are fourth on the NPL1 ladder, but were thrashed in their past two games by five and three goals respectively.
The West Melbourne-based club is four points behind FC Bulleen, which occupies the second of the league’s two promotion spots.
Bendigo's coach and key defender Steve Martin was captain at Sunshine last year
Victory against Sunshine could lift Bendigo to eighth on the ladder.
One man who knows all about the threat posed by the Georgies is Bendigo playing coach Steve Martin, who captained Sunshine last year.
A key to FC Bendigo’s chances will be Matt Breeze, who scored a double against Brunswick.
The English midfielder is in superb form. He has created many chances from set pieces and scored five goals in 11 appearances this season.
FC Bendigo striker George Slefendorfas will miss the next two matches through suspension.
His ability to hold up the ball was instrumental in the club's past two victories.
Saturday's action in Sunshine kicks off with the under-20s match at 12.30pm.
The senior match starts at 3pm.