Adelaide Comets Seniors returned to winning ways on Saturday in Round 5 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League SA, taking all 3 points against Croydon Kings.
In fact, the entire round at Polonia Reserve was a success with all three grades claiming maximum points. Additionally, the Senior Women and Women’s Reserves also opened up their seasons with a win in each of their games.
Seniors Coach Theo Tsiounis said that for his side, it was a pleasing result.
“I think it was a pretty good game and we played in difficult conditions with the heat so we were happy to come away with the 3 points at this stage of the season and continue to look to build.
“I thought Maarten (Boddaert) and Mateusz (Kuzmicki) were pretty good, they played well. They weren’t necessarily tested but I thought that they were pretty consistent in the way they played and did the simple things well.”
Speaking on Dutch import Boddaert, who is playing his first season in Australia, Tsiounis notes he is happy with his performance to date.
“I think he is a very smart player that does a lot of work off the ball that probably goes unnoticed, I think he has fit in very well.
“He does a lot of work for us and is an important player.”
Looking ahead to Saturday and it is a break from the regular season, to enter the first round of the Westfield FFA Cup, South Australian leg.
Comets drew State League 1 side Adelaide Hills Hawks, a competitive fixture despite the difference in League standings.
“I think it will be a tough game, they will be pretty motivated to play against us, it will be a big challenge for them,” said Tsiounis.
“We need to make sure we go there with the right mentality and look to win so we can progress to the next round.”
Westfield FFA Cup Round 1
Saturday 25 March, 2017
Adelaide Hills Hawks vs Adelaide Comets
Under 18s 9:30am
The Hawks Nest – 1 Hutchens Road, Woodside