Western United takes on Preston Lions in Ironbark blockbuster

Western United Academy

Western United fans, Ironbark Fields is calling.

The stars of the future will take centre stage on Sunday afternoon with a mammoth VPL 1 Men’s clash against Preston Lions at home in Tarneit.

With 11 matches to go, Diogo Ferreira’s side is locked in a titanic battle for promotion, sitting in fourth place with Preston just ahead in second.

Western United has brought box office entertainment to the VPL 1 Men’s competition this season, scoring an incredible 47 goals in 15 matches – nine more than any other team.

Jake Najdovski has led the way with nine goals himself and sits atop the golden boot standings, while Abel Walatee has chipped in with five and Oliver Lavale has scored four times in five appearances.

WATCH: Abel Walatee’s ridiculous injury-time equaliser against Northcote City last week

Nicolas Koek (seven), Luke Vickery and Mark Leonard (five each) have each impressed in front of goal as well, making the team one of the most exciting football teams to watch in the country.

With another huge grudge match against Preston and the first meeting between the two sides in Tarneit, this has the makings of a special afternoon at Ironbark Fields.

After an Isuzu UTE A-League Men season where 11 Western United Academy graduates made their senior debuts, this is the chance for the Green and Black faithful to get behind the next generation.

John Aloisi is building a dynamic young core in his senior squad and there is an abundance of talent coming out of the Western United Academy that the fans can enjoy watching.

Incredible football on home soil at Ironbark Fields is just the beginning with food options and Western United merchandise also available on the day.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for concession with gates opening from 3pm.

Grab your Green and Black and get down to our home at Ironbark Fields, soak in the atmosphere with your Western United family and enjoy the next generation of football stars in the West.