Top-rating Magic still aim to improve

BROADMEADOW Magic may be sitting alone at the top of the State League competition but the bad news for the teams looking to challenge them is that they have plenty of room for improvement.

Broadmeadow coach Damien Smith said yesterday he would be looking to make sure his team played out the full 90 minutes when they took on Valentine FC on Sunday at Cahill Oval.

‘‘We need to guard against complacency and it is something I will talk to the players about before the game this weekend,’’ Smith said.

‘‘The game last week against the Jets youth team (won 2-0 by Magic) was a tough one but we have recovered well.’’

Smith added: ‘‘Valentine are a young squad and I think they are going better than the ladder indicates they are going. If the forecast for rain and wind is right it will be a tight game.’’

The Jets youth team will take the lessons learned from last week’s loss with them when they travel to Weston to take on the Bears tomorrow. A lack of discipline in the front third cost the Jets last week.

Jets assistant coach Craig Deans said on the club website that ‘‘sometimes if you are not having any joy you try and take things on yourself and do something out of the ordinary. It’s important for them this week that they understand that and show a bit more discipline.’’

Weston will be looking to avenge last week’s 3-1 loss to Charlestown when they step onto Bear Park.

Charlestown City Blues are at home to fellow top-four side South Cardiff. Charlestown’s 3-1 win over Weston broke a two-game losing streak and they will be striving to add some consistency with another good showing at Lisle Carr Oval.

In other matches to be played on Sunday, Hamilton Olympic will take on Lake Macquarie City FC at Darling Street Oval at 2.30pm and Edgeworth and neighbours West Wallsend clash at Jack McLaughlin Oval. Kick off will be at 2.45pm

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