This weekend brings with it another game for the FNB Ikey Tigers, who travel to take on Primrose this time around. The team has only won one of their opening matches this season, most recently rivals FNB Maties, and will be looking to turn their fortunes around.
“Primrose can be quite unpredictable, so you can never know what to expect, but if we stick to our solid defence and stick to our structures, we should be able to be the dominant team and come out with the result,” said Christiaan Esterhuizen.
The team will have to begin picking up victories sooner rather than later if they are to finish higher up on the table this year, and “We’ve had a tough start playing the top two teams already. We were able to beat UWC, who are a very good side as well, so we just need to make sure we win the matches we’re expected to win,” said Esterhuizen.
There are a few forced changes to the side due to injury, but coach Esterhuizen is confident that the squad has enough depth for Saturday’s game. “We’ve lost a few players, but we have capable replacements. For this game, we’re string enough personnel wise,” concluded Esterhuizen. This depth will be tested in the next few weeks as the FNB Ikey Tigers will have to play two matches per week for the majority of their remaining fixtures ahead of the mid-season break.
The FNB Ikey Tigers team set to take to the field:
1 William Day, 2 Msizi Zondi, 3 Waryin Losper, 4 Duncan Saffy, 5 David Meihuizen, 6 Jason Klaasen, 7 Brad Bosman, 8 Josh Moon, 9 Dylan Tydbury, 10 Lohan Lubbe, 11 Gerard Pieterse, 12 Rico Lategan, 13 Joel Smith, 14 Rayno Mapoe, 15 Matthew Redman
16 Cuan Hablutzel, 17 Jayson Landman, 18 Sanele Malwane, 19 Liam Greenalgh, 20 Stef de Gouveia, 21 Hilio de Abreu, 22 Robbie Ball, 23 Jack Walters.
The match is set to kick off at 16:00 on Saturday, the 20th of May at Rosmead A.