While always knowing this season was going to be a tough one for Griffith City Two, Ange Cirillo said it was the goal of the team to just go out there and enjoy their football.
Their side which is largely made up of Griffith City successful reserve grade side have found it tough this season playing up against younger and fitter players.
The City side has only picked up one win this season, but it isn’t a concern as according to Cirillo it’s all about upholding the tradition of the club.
“The reason we have been playing this year is for our love of football,” he said.
“We just want to protect the integrity of our club.”
Heading into this weekend’s clash with Yoogali FC One, Cirillo is under no illusion about the difficulty his side will face.
“They have been progressing well so far this year,” he said.
“I have seen the way they have been playing and know it will be a tough test for us this weekend.”
When the two sides met earlier in the year, Yoogali came away with a 10-0 win.
Cirillo’s side will go into the game slightly under-strength with a couple of players set to miss the game due to commitments outside of football, but he was hopeful of a couple making a return to the side.
“We should have Ross Panebianco back,” he said.
“We have been getting a bit of consistency out of Nicholas Schirripa and with any luck, we might have Tom Stefanovic back as well.”
From Yoogali’s perspective, they are expecting a tough game according to coach Josh Bagiante.
“It will be a good test for our younger boys to see how thy handle the physicality and the knowledge the older boys at City possess,” he said.
Bagiante was pleased with his side's performance last weekend despite the result given his team was made up of under 15s.
The game between Griffith City Two and the third-placed Yoogali FC One at Noe Santolin Oval will get underway at around 3pm on Sunday.