AZZURRI coach Graham Law wants his side to improve their conversion rate ahead of meeting Broadmeadow this weekend despite Charlestown opening their 2021 campaign with a 2-0 victory.
The visitors scored goals in either half, but had 14 shots on target against Rosebud at Adamstown Oval on Saturday.
"Very happy with how we played, but need to make more of our chances. Big test next week versus Magic will test where we are at," Law said.
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Riley Smith converted a penalty in the 15th minute after a foul on Rene Ferguson, who netted shortly after the main break.
Charlestown's first fixture of the year was washed out.
Elsewhere in round two on Saturday and NNSW National Premier League leaders Maitland made it a perfect start to the season, coming back from one down with three goals between the 66th and 82nd minutes to beat hosts Lake Macquarie 3-2.
Maitland's James Thompson landed a double with Flynn Goodman pouncing on a goalkeeper error in between. Campbell Ross produced a top strike for Lakes on the brink of half-time before John Majurovski reduced the margin to one with five minutes remaining.
The Bears recovered from last weekend's 7-1 loss to defeat Valentine 1-0 at Weston.
LADDER: Maitland 6; Broadmeadow 4; Lambton, Olympic, Charlestown, Edgeworth, Weston 3; Lakes 1; Valentine, Adamstown 0.
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