Crocs fight for survival
by Matthew T. Umpang, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on June 23, 2012, Saturday
Sarawak need to focus on winning against fired-up Perak
KUCHING: The wounded Crocs will have to go all out tonight in their seemingly battle for survival in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) as they takes on Perak at State Stadium, Petra Jaya tonight.
The homesters are obviously not in their top form of late as shown by the three straight defeats while visiting Perak will look forward to not nothing but full points boosted by their recent two straight wins after beating Felda United and Johor FC.
Tonight’s win for Sarawak will be the much needed tonic to ease the mounting pressure of staying in contention for their remaining matches in Malaysia’s top flight league.
“We were weak on the flanks during previous matches…we still need to find the perfect combination from our back-ups in view of the absence of Rashid Aya and Ashri Chuchu,” said Sarawak head coach Robert Alberts on the continuing search for the best solution to the team’s attacking woes.
The depleted Crocs might start with Zamri Morshidi in the forward tonight after serving a one-match ban but Joel Epalle still a doubter while skipper, Hairol Mokhtar is also expected to start tonight to substitute the suspended Shahran Samad.
Sarawak have so far conceded seven goals in previous matches and his much awaited presence too might stop the leak.
On a positive note, Guy Bwele is expected to be back after serving a two-match suspension.
“It is important for us to bounce back and as professionals, I’m sure the team knows exactly what are their priorities are when walking out of the dressing room tonight…we need to work on our scoring chances too,” commented Alberts on the Crocs’ mission who with 23 points is now lying in ninth position in the MSL table standings.
They have six valuable matches to be contented with but those remaining battles are expected to be tricky but possible if the Crocs are to win all of their home matches.
The match will start 8.15pm tonight and even though the current UEFA Euro 2012 fever is almost reaching its climax, fans should show their fervent support to the struggling Crocs in their own backyard.