KRIS LINDSAY - Friday, October 11, 2013
Charles Kazlauskas and Helmond are on the road for the fourth time in their last five games this weekend when they play fellow Eerste Divisie team Telstar.
Helmond was on a roll at the beginning of the heavy slate of road games, winning three out of four beforehand as well as their first road game of the aforementioned trip against Volendam. Since then, it's taken a turn for the worse, as they tied against cellar dwellers Jong Twente last week and lost their two games directly before that.
Kazlauskas and crew are facing another team suffering from a lack of momentum as well in Telstar. After losing only two of their first nine games in all competitions this season, Telstar have proceeded to lose each of their last three. Despite their recent struggles, the team from Velsen-Zuid are still within six points of Eerste Divisie leaders Dordrecht, while Helmond lay eight points back.
It is unknown yet whether or not Telstar captain Anthony Correia will be able to go yet due to a hamstring issue while Frank Korpershoek and Sergio Zijler have already been ruled out for the home team with some long term ailments. Midfielder Juanito Sequeira and left back Gillian Justiana are both question marks for Helmond heading into Sunday's matchup.