Michael Romas speaks to admirable performances this season and the lead up to Brunswick Juventus on Friday night

Box Hill United once again showcased attacking prowess and determination in their 5-3 loss to Caroline Springs George Cross in the Dockerty Cup last Wednesday night.

It was an impressive final 20 minutes that saw Box Hill score twice and create many more big chances that has kept the team very positive and encouraged that the right results will arrive soon in the league.

After four promising performances, Romas expanded on the lessons the young squad has learnt in the opening stanza of the season and what the team is looking to change or improve on to get to winning ways.

“I think more so it’s about playing our game and not worrying about the opponents too much.  When we play our style of football it’s unbelievable, we can match it against anyone,” he said.

“We have to keep persisting and play our game throughout a full 90 minutes, I think we have patches where we sleep or slack off a little bit so it’s about playing a full 90 minutes of football, which is what we are working on.

“The performances are there, as you can all see out on the park it’s just the results not so much but over time they’ll come. We’re a young side, we’ll learn, grow, and keep going.”

Romas finally bagged his first goal of season 2024 after a frustrating few games where he had many chances on goal and a few hard hits from the opposition.

“I think I’m a bit of a target to the other team,” Romas jokingly said.

“But it’s alright I won a free-kick and scored a goal from it, so I guess it’s just my style that attracts the attention. It’s good to get on the scoresheet finally.”

The team is searching for their maiden win of 2024 and performances so far have suggested that this team is mightily close to breaking the duck.

With Brunswick Juventus on the cards this Friday Night, Romas spoke about the teams mentality so far this season and expanded on their preparation leading up to this weeks away fixture.

“I think the confidence within the group that we can match it with these sides is what we can draw from the start of the season so far,” he said.

“We haven’t played anyone supposedly weak, not that there are any in this league, but we have played some very top-quality teams so far.

“We’ll get back to the drawing board, the team is back in training and it’s a huge game Friday night.

“The results need to start coming in because the season is really starting to shape up now.”

Box Hill United prepare for a huge clash against fourth-placed Brunswick Juventus at CB Smith Reserve. The squad is searching for their first win of the season, and this presents as a big opportunity to do so.


Written by Theo Athans

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