Edgeworth midfielder Keanu Moore is eyeing an upset over Western Sydney Wanderers and a grand final victory against Broadmeadow Magic in a huge week for his club.
The Eagles take on the Wanderers tonight in the FFA Cup’s round of 16 at Magic Park and then on Sunday face local rivals Magic in the Northern NSW NPL grand final.
Edgeworth have secured back-to-back minor premierships and are aiming for another grand final victory after taking out the title in 2015.
Moore has been one of the Newcastle club’s stars on their road to success in the past two seasons. The talented number 10 believes the Eagles can buck the bookmakers and defeat Western Sydney.
“It’s a big game, we’re just recovering from our semi-final win on the weekend,” he told FourFourTwo.
“They’re obviously a very good team. I’ve watched them a bit. Mitch Nichols, he’s their best player. If we can shut him done… they’re only human.
“They’re just like us so if we go out and do our job, exactly like we played in Cairns in the round of 32, if we play like I reckon we can get the job done. We can spring an upset definitely.
“Hopefully they bring their RBB down. The FFA Cup is a good opportunity for lower teams to step it up on the big stage and get our names and faces out.”
Edgeworth booked their spot in the NNSW NPL decider with a dramatic semi-final win over Maitland. Moore is looking forward to refreshing acquaintances with Broadmeadow, after drawing and beating Magic in their two meetings so far this year.
“It will a big atmosphere, at their home ground,” he said.
“It’s always good playing them. They’re a good side.”
Moore hails from Tamworth and moved to Newcastle several years ago to play Under-17s football for Charlestown. He moved on to Edgeworth with 2015 his first season of first-grade football.
“It’s been a big two years, for the club and for myself personally,” Moore said.
The 21-year old grew up styling his game on Lionel Messi and has previously spent time training with Sydney FC’s National Youth League team.
His goal is to play football professional and is likely to head south to sign for a NSW NPL side in Sydney next tear.
“A-League contract definitely or anything professional – that’s the dream,” Moore said.
“Just to play professional. I’ve always been a number 10, I’m obviously an attacking player.”