Onwards and upwards as Canberra look to bounce back

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After the set back from their first two losses this season, Canberra United are looking to take as many positives as possible heading forward.

With results not going their way the last two weeks, United are in uncharted territory this season as they suffer consecutive defeats for the first time this year.

Having recently lost to Sydney FC 4-0 and Adelaide United 2-1, this may have come as a shock to the system given how well they have played in the first five games of the season.

Although the score lines may say otherwise, Vicki Linton and her squad still have plenty to offer this season.

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After the Sydney loss, Linton said even though it was hard to watch back, they were able to pinpoint positives to move forward with.

“Some of the stuff that we worked on leading into that game and the development from Western Sydney into that game, was the best the players had done all year,” she said.

“Against Sydney, three goals came from set pieces, one goal came from us giving the ball away in the final third. So, they didn’t actually break us down.”

Another challenge that United, along with other clubs are going through, is the uncertainty of who, where and when they play their next lot of games.

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With the risk of COVID-19 continuing to put all events in a shadow of uncertainty, the W-League has also been laid out with precaution. As a result, the rest of the draw is yet to be decided.

Linton said how, to a degree, this could be a positive way to work.

“Most coaches love being meticulous in their planning so it’s a major challenge for us,” she said.

“We are literally going from week to week. We can forward plan in general. But maybe in some ways that’s not a bad thing, because you can’t think forward too much.”

Feature image credit: Canberra United

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Rory O'Connor
23 year old student at the University of Canberra studying Sports Media.