It’s been a long season for the Wagga City Wanderers but key forward Tyler Allen is backing his side to hit their straps against South Coast Flame this weekend.
The Wanderers made a bright start to the year with a second round draw against Hurstville City Minotaurs and a fifth round win over South Coast before enduring an eight-game losing streak.
Three red cards in two games hurt the Wanderers’ chances last month as costly misses came back to haunt the men in black and white.
However, last week’s heartbreaking 2-1 loss to FC Gazy and a 2-all draw against the Minotaurs the week prior have proved the Wanderers worthy of another win and Allen is confident in his side’s ability to bounce back.
“I think we were a bit unlucky last week, to be honest. There wasn’t a lot that went wrong,” Allen said.
“We just had a short lapse and switched off in defence and that’s when (FC Gazy) scored their two goals.”
Ninth-placed South Coast offer one of Wagga City’s best opportunities to bag three points this season and Allen has a promising track record against the Flame.
Allen blasted the Wanderers’ first goal in the two sides’ earlier encounter this season before Duncan Cameron sealed the 2-0 win with a late strike.
“Training has been really great this week and we’ll just keep on rebuilding. Everyone’s ready to go,” Allen said.
The dual-registered Allen has also been plying his trade for Wagga United this season and is hopeful his side can continue their recent winning form in the Pascoe Cup.
“I’ve been playing as many games for Wagga United as possible and watching most of them as well,” Allen said.
“I’m keen to back up on Sunday for them and hopefully we can keep up what we’re doing.”
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