Junna: Destiny in our own hands
Head coach Ray Junna believe that Canberra United’s finals fate rest in their own hands with three rounds remaining in the Westfield W-League following last weekend’s record victory.
Head coach Ray Junna believe that Canberra United-s finals fate rest in their own hands with three rounds remaining in the Westfield W-League following last weekend-s record victory.
The 4-0 win over Perth sees Canberra in fifth spot on the ladder and on the door step of the top four ahead of a fixture against the winless Jets this weekend.
“It has given us a chance of getting into the top four,” Junna said regarding his side-s emphatic victory over the Glory.
“We control our own destiny now which is good so we-re not depending on other results.”
Canberra sits three points outside a finals berth with Melbourne in sight ahead of a potentially season defining clash between the two sides in a fortnight.
“We-re chasing down Melbourne who is currently in fourth who are three points in front of us,” Junna said.
“We get to play them the following weekend so if we can keep on maintaining the results that should get us in [to the top four].”
Junna though is wary of this weekend-s opposition with the pressure off the grounded Jets.
“It-s important because Newcastle haven-t had a win yet this season but the pressure is off them as their chances of making the finals mathematically is out of the equation,” Junna said.
“They will be a little bit more free and relaxed so if we don-t start well we could end up making it a difficult proposition for us.”
The club heads into their round-eight fixture against Newcastle high on confidence following a record four goal haul for the Canberra outfit.
With four separate goal scorers, the strikers fortunes in front of goal took a turn for the better and will be looking to continue in the same vein this weekend.
“In a few of the other games we-ve created a lot of chances but haven-t taken them,” Junna said.
“This weekend they went in which is very pleasing.”
Canberra United travel north to take on the Newcastle Jets in Round Eight of the Westfield W-League to kick off a double header at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday with tickets available through Ticketek.