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Luck beginning to fall the way of Sydney FC

Sydney FC veteran Hayden Foxe believes the reigning champs are beginning to have some luck fall their ways.

The Sky Blues kicked off their title defence with a string of negative results but in the past three matches have got things back on track with two wins and a draw.

33-year old Foxe is adamant that the team has not played any better or worse than the start of the season, it's just now they are getting the luck that eluded them early on.

"Overall, I wouldn't say we've changed our form that much because I don't think we were playing that differently to earlier in the season, it's just more that we've had the right luck go our way,'' Foxe said yesterday.

''The ladder doesn't lie, and football has a way of evening things out. We didn't play well against Melbourne [losing 3-0] but previous to that when we lost against Adelaide and drew against Gold Coast, North Queensland and Central Coast, we deserved results there but didn't get the rub of the green. Following that, things have gone our way in the past few weeks.

''We battled well in Perth, and won that contest against a team that was low on confidence but Brisbane were just plain unlucky against us, they had one or two chances they'd normally finish pretty easily. Last week was just a game on eggshells … and we came out with the result.''

Tonight, Sydney take on a Gold Coast United outfit that have proved very hard to beat this season and Foxe knows he and his teammates will have to be at the top of their game.

"…in the past five or six weeks, they've improved a great deal, and we need to realise that they're going to be a much tougher opponent, and this is on their turf as well," he added.

Andrew Slevison
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