Match Preview: Avondale Heights v Port Melbourne
Avondale FC v Port Melbourne
3.00pm, Saturday March 7, 2015
Avondale Heights Reserve, Avondale Heights
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Hume City 2 – 0 Avondale FC
Port Melbourne 2 – 0 Pascoe Vale
Avondale FC has had a tough introduction to life in the NPL, with two losses to start off their campaign.
The newly-promoted side plays its first game at home, and it needs a result here to kick-start its season.
Coach Anthony Barbieri needs to make sure his team is switched on for the entire 90 minutes, with all five goals, over two games, conceded in the second half.
Meanwhile Port Melbourne will hope to continue its form, having defeated both Hume City and Pascoe Vale in its first two weeks.
Forward Kamal Ibrahim has been in inspired form, scoring two goals in two games, and being singled out by match reporters in both games as the man-of-the-match.
Avondale’s fullbacks will need to be wary of a forward line that has the pace of Ibrahim, and the clinical finishing of Trent Rixon.