Werribee City needs to find form to take title

Werribee City
Werribee City's Tyler James. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Lance Jenkinson

It’s go-time for Werribee City in the National Premier League 2 west competition.

The Bees rollercoaster ride has gone on for too long and they have suffered by falling out of the top two.

The good news is the Bees have four weeks to find their consistency and stake a claim for the title.

Their up and down form in the second half of the season has not been enough to take their destiny out of their own hands.

A stellar final month, starting with Saturday’s trip to Albury to face Murray United, could see the Bees in the top flight next season.

“We’re just going through a bit of a rough trot at the moment,” Bees coach Sergio Sabbadini said.

“Things just aren’t going our way.

“If we win all four left, you’ve surpassed all of them [contending teams].”

Werribee City had last weekend off for the catch-up round.

It was a welcome mental break for the Bees after consecutive one-goal losses.

The Bees still trained hard with five sessions to remain sharp between games.

Sabbadini bemoaned a little bit of bad luck and some structural breakdowns for Werribee City’s consecutive losses to North Geelong Warriors and Langwarrin.

“We had North Geelong pegged back in the whole second half, hit the post, just couldn’t get one to go in, while they had two shots on target the whole game and they score,” he said.

“Last week [against Langwarrin], it was 2-2 and we had two excellent chances to score, one the goalie saved and the other hit the post and went out and then they long balled in the last minute and it goes in.”

Sabbadini has faith that Werribee City can win the title from two points back from top two sides St Albans Saints and Moreland Zebras.

The Bees still have to play the Saints and the Zebras in the run home, so it will provide a great chance for them to bridge the gap and potentially overtake them.