Waves aiming for three-peat in Cup
ACROSS The Waves would love nothing more than to repeat what happened in last year’s NewsMail Cup.
Continuing their dominance in the charity cup competition they defeated Brothers Aston Villa 4-1 to claim their fifth title in the last nine years.
Now they will face the same opponents tonight as they aim to win three straight cup titles and keep their hands on the cup.
Talking ahead of the clash Waves player-coach Jason De Papi said it would be an big day for the club.
“We’re defending the cup which is important for the team,” he said.
“The team is also at full strength so there is plenty of confidence in the squad.”
De Papi said the team also learnt a lot from their last match against Villa, a 2-1 loss.
With the team confident of playing a full 120 minutes, De Papi said the team has focused on its fitness.
“We weren’t fit and agile at the end of the last contest,” he said.
“It’s a final though and everyone gets the motors going for them.”
“It would be good to beat them and win another title.”
Meanwhile, Brothers Aston Villa are hoping their unbeaten 12-match streak in the league can translate into Cup success.
It has been 19 years since they last won the NewsMail Cup with coach Glen Sparozvich confident it will be close.
“Waves were a really tough side the last time we met,” Sparozvich said.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if there was just one goal in it.”
Sparozvich said his team has a couple of injury concerns but was confident his team could break the drought.
The action starts at 7pm..