AFTER their humiliating 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Subs, Lion City have vowed to bounce right back tomorrow when they play Motherwell Academy in Bridgemead.
"We underestimated our opposition and paid the penalty," City boss Dr Ngubo Biyana said.
"Our boys decided to attack from the start and Subs hurt us on the break – all their goals came on the counter when we left our backline exposed.
"We are still confident we have the best team in the league and the defeat was a wake-up call."
Meanwhile, Motherwell are not concerned about feeling the possible effect of a backlash and are quietly confident they have what it takes to pick up maximum points.
"Despite fielding one of the youngest teams in the league we picked up a useful point against Callies in our opening match," Motherwell coach Luthando Lubisi said.
"If City think we will be a pushover, they are in for a surprise."
After their resounding win over City, Subs could be brought down to earth when they play Highland Spurs at the NU2 Stadium.
In their opening match Spurs beat Tomorrow Stars 2-0. Subs and Spurs were the only teams to score more than one goal in the opening week.
Central Acemates face Callies in a Pefa derby at the Westbourne Oval on Sunday. In the domestic league Acemates got the better of Callies and are confident of bagging three points.
Fixtures: Tomorrow: Island City v Tomorrow Stars (Uitenhage), Subs v Highland Spurs (NU2), Despatch Pioneers v Hotspurs (Jabavu), Motherwell Academy v Lion City (Bridgemead), Royal Bucks v Showvillage (NU2), Central Acemates v Callies (Westbourne Oval), Peace United v Sunrise Development (Walmer High), Fairview Rovers v Camper United (Finnis Street).