Souths coach Ian North is excited to face quality CYMS outfit

THE team with the best attacking record in the women’s Premier League Hockey competition versus the outfit with the best defence – that is just one of the tantalising match-ups when CYMS hosts Souths on Saturday.

STAND FIRM: If Souths can get the better of CYMS on Saturday in Orange they will move into the top two. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

STAND FIRM: If Souths can get the better of CYMS on Saturday in Orange they will move into the top two. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

Since taking over as Souths coach this season, Ian North has enjoyed watching his team adjust to his structures and tactics and produce a brand of hockey that has led to 12 goals.

They are undefeated and currently sit third on the ladder.

CYMS sit one spot above them, having amassed the same amount of competition points but boasting a better for and against on the back of conceding just two goals.

“I am really looking forward to this game,” North said.

“They are going to have the home turf, but to me, our 3-1 win against Feds over there was a 5-1 win because we hit the post a couple of times. To be scoring the amount of goals we are this early in the season, it’s a really good sign.”

North has watched CYMS in action and while aware Jade Georgiou is one of their keys, knows she is not the only player who can hurt Souths.

“They’re a quality team, especially having someone like Jade there,” he said.

“But every player, from their goalkeeper to their centre forward, they are all quality girls … we need out A game.”

The game in Orange will commence at 1.55pm.