Memorial Match FUSC vs SWP

Hartfield Park
KO 3pm

u18 11am, Development 1pm.

The game against South West Phoenix is the first home game we have hosted at Hartfield Park since we heard the devastating news about the death of Marko Banjac. Our hearts and thoughts are with Rod, Dana, Savo and Milan at this very difficult time. Today we will show the football community in WA what being a family, community club is all about. We share our successes, but we share our pain. We have our differences, but when we are presented with circumstances such as these, we rally around and unite as one. We are Forrestfield United.

Marko was a fine young man, at the start of life’s journey. He was liked by all and taken too soon. His voice will be missed in the “Forrie Army”, his friendship will be missed by all who knew him, his love will be missed by his mum, dad and brothers. Tragic as this is, I know Rod, Dana, Savo and Milan have taken great comfort in the support you, the Forrestfield family, have given them over the last few weeks.

Hard as it is for me to write this, we must move on to the game. Rod said to me a few days ago, “Business as usual”, so with that in mind, let’s get down to business.

South West Phoenix are a tough team. Currently second in the table, 2 points above us but we have a game in hand.

Promotion to the NPL is up for grabs, currently Western Knights, Dianella and Ashfield have failed the criteria that Football West require. That means FUSC, South West Phoenix, UWA Nedlands and Rockingham are the clubs that are battling for the chance to compete in the NPL next season.

That makes the game a huge event.

We are top scorers in the league, second best in goals conceded, and joint best in goal difference. The “Forrie” brand of football is certainly something to be reckoned with.

A win will put us in a great position, and probably favourites to take the top spot. Considering Western Knights have a “bye” the following week, when we play Gosnells.