Condon warns against complacency and hopes Reds’ momentum continues
Emily Condon has warned against complacency when Adelaide United Women play its first ever home match against Melbourne City Women in the competition's history at Marden Sports Complex tonight.
The Reds currently sit in third place on the Westfield W-League 2020/21 table following successive wins over Perth Glory Women.
Condon said the morale within the squad was extremely upbeat but insisted they must remain grounded heading into its Round 5 clash.
“I think the morale is looking very positive at the moment,” Condon said, after scoring winners in each of the last two games.
“Obviously it’s very good to get a couple of wins under our belts early on in the season.
“I think last year we only managed to get two wins, so to get two wins in the first three games of the season is obviously putting us in a very good position, setting us up for the remainder of the season.
“But we just have to remember we’re only three games in and there’s a lot of games to go.”
Meanwhile, City snapped a two-game losing streak to collect its first triumph of the campaign after a resilient 3-2 derby win against Melbourne Victory Women.
Rado Vidosic’s side exacted revenge after it suffered a 6-0 drubbing to the same opponent the week prior.
Despite City's surprisingly slow start, the 22-year-old said the result last weekend was further proof not to underestimate the reigning champions and premiers.
“Obviously Melbourne City have been champions for the past couple of seasons,” she said.
“We’re not going to underestimate them like we wouldn’t do to any team.
“But as you can see after a 6-0 loss they still have the ability to come back and win the following week.
“We just have to focus on our game and bring our best to them.”
Condon has started the season in impressive form and along with her two goals has also registered one assist and one hockey assist, while averaging 38 passes a game.
“I’m very happy with how I’ve been going personally,” she admitted.
“But also a lot of credit to my teammates and I just hope I can stay in this form.
“Like I said we’re only three games in so not to get ahead of ourselves is probably going to be a key point.
“Especially for myself if I want to keep playing well doing my best for the team, we all have to not get too complacent.”
Next match details:
Game date: Thursday, 21 January vs Melbourne City Women
Westfield W-League 2020/21 – Round 5
Kick-off 6.35pm ACDT
Gates open 5.35pm ACDT
Venue: Marden Sports Complex
Broadcast: Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App