FC Bendigo targets a historic win

George Slefendorfas.

George Slefendorfas.

FC Bendigo will be aiming to tame the North Geelong Warriors in Saturday afternoon's National Premier League Victoria division one clash in Eaglehawk.

The Bendigo club achieved its first victory when it triumphed on Geelong's turf in May.

Since that game, North Geelong has produced a scintillating run of results to storm back into promotion contention.

The Croatian-backed club is undefeated in its past seven matches and sits third on the ladder with a game in hand.

FC Bendigo playing coach Steve Martin is well aware of the task his side faces.

“The first time we played them was a long time ago now, and a lot has changed since then.

“We’ve improved, but they have really been playing well since then too, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge”.

Bendigo put in an impressive showing last weekend when it managed a 3-3 draw against a strong Richmond side.

Martin said the effort of his players against Richmond gave him confidence leading into this ahead.

“It makes it much easier going into a game against a strong side when you are coming off the back of a performance like the one we gave against Richmond.

George Slefendorfas scored two goals and set up Daniel Purdy for another in a man-of-the-match display against Richmond.

The action at Truscott Reserve kicks off when the under-20s play from 1pm before the seniors at 3pm.

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