Blacktown City FC are primed ahead of the blockbuster FFA Cup match against the A-League’s Sydney FC at Sydney United Sports Centre tonight at 7.30pm.
Blacktown coach Mark Crittenden said the game was “probably the biggest game in the club’s history”.
With the A-League heavyweight’s heavily favoured to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, Mr Crittenden said the game would be won on the back of minimising mistakes.
“If we can keep the errors down, that’ll be our aim,” he said.
“We’re just going to try and stay in the game as long as we can and hopefully with our attack, we can grab something and put them under a bit of pressure.”
Mr Crittenden said Sydney FC don’t have many weaknesses but pointed to the fitness of his side after a long season might be a difference maker.
“We’re going to have to defend well, they’ve got a very good attacking side so we have to get our defence in order,” he said.
“If we can do that and stay in the game, the more chance we might be of sneaking something.”
The match comes just 10 days after Blacktown sealed the NPL NSW premiership with the side’s focus quickly shifting to the important match.
“We celebrated on the Sunday night obviously but since then it’s been business as usual,” he said.