UNITED DETERMINED AGAINST RĪNUŽI/BEITAR
07 / 09 / 2016
Graham Williams will hope to command a possible upset against Rīnuži/Beitar tomorrow.
Date published: 07/09/2016 - 20:48
Riga United FC vs FK Rīnuži/Beitar
Venue: Rīgas Vidusskola 49. Futbola Stadions
Kick off: 08/09/2016 - 20:30
The Black cats are now closing the season out with three home
games. They start their run at home against high-flying
Rīnuži/Beitar and Manager Mo Awada is hoping for a change of
fortunes: “It's been frustrating the last few weeks, in terms of
putting a string of results together. We win one lose one, this has
been our season. We now go into the final three games of season,
all three will be very tough games but a great test for us. They
are all at home and our home form has been very good this season;
we will look to continue that form.”
Riga United have now had some time to rest after their hectic schedule of five games inside two weeks. It has certainly been a rollercoaster of form of late, recording: L,D,W,L,L (the last loss coming in the cup game against Progress/Supernova). They know Rīnuži won’t be easy, however, they will be hoping to take the game to them and improve on their last result.
In the previous leg in the league, Rīnuži beat Riga United 2-1. It was a good performance against a side who have only conceded 17 goals this season and scoring 101 in the process. This game saw Toms Cinglers open his account for Riga United and a frustrating last minute winner from Rīnuži. “Rīnuži will be tough, but we can take confidence from our away game there. We were only one minute away from getting a positive result and we aim to go one better this time.” Said Mo Awada, looking ahead to tomorrow’s opposition.
United have to get off on the front foot tomorrow and and look to build play. Recent games have shown, when they keep the ball, they find their way through the opposition. A win against Rīnuži will go a long way to still getting that top 6 place. It’s very close in terms of points. Riga currently sit in 8th, tied on points with Babīte but they are ahead on goal difference in 7th and only five points behind 4th-place Monarhs.
Mo Awada is still away for medical reasons, so Graham Williams is taking over. This is the message Mo wanted to get out in the current situation: “Unfortunately due my health I won't be there. Graham [Williams] will look after things. I have full trust in his ability and the ability of the players to end, what has been a good season on a high.”