Ron Massey Cup Preview - Finals Week Two

Wentworthville Magpies (1) Vs Auburn Warriors (8)
Windsor Sports Complex, Sunday, September 14
Kick-off: 12.00pm 
Referee: Daniel Olford
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H FM (Link available via 
www.triplehfm.com.au/hhh)

Summary:
Its do-or-die for the teams that finished at opposite ends of the top-eight at the end of the regular season. Reigning premiers Wentworthville find themselves in an unfamiliar position this weekend after going down to The Entrance 46-20 in week one of the finals. The Magpies were completely outclassed on the day and will be looking to draw on their big game experience to get them into the preliminary final next weekend. Cecil MacKenzie scored a double last weekend and will once again be a player to watch. Auburn will be confident heading into this match on the back of an impressive 34-22 win over Cabramatta. The Warriors had only won one game from their previous four heading into the match but were able to put their questionable form behind them in a clinical display. Jordan Bowles and Arthur Little are leading their team around the park with precision and will look to repeat the dose against the Magpies. It’s one apiece between the sides this season with Wenty recording a 34-8 victory and the Warriors returning the favour with a 25-4 win.

Prediction: Momentum is a funny thing in rugby league and after a shock loss to the Tigers, the ball may not be bouncing the Magpies way. Warriors by 6.

 

Asquith Magpies (3) Vs Guildford Owls (6)
Windsor Sports Complex, Sunday, September 14
Kick-off: 3.30pm
Referee: Chris Treneman
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H FM (Link available via 
www.triplehfm.com.au/hhh)

Summary:
The battle continues out at the Windsor Sports Complex on Sunday with Asquith and Guildford preparing to go head-to-head in a battle of the birds. Guildford enters the game on the back of a tough 24-20 victory over Western Suburbs and will look to take their good form into this weekend. The Owls have won three of their last four games and with Jared Clark, Ben Ellis and Casey Ellis leading from the front; the Owls will be ready for battle. Asquith will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 22-10 loss to Mounties in week one of the finals. The Magpies will be disappointed with their efforts, but will also know that they are capable of much more this weekend. Luke Jay is a dangerous proposition out of dummy half and will look to turn the Owls big forwards around late in the half. The Owls and Magpies clashed in the final round of the regular season with Asquith running out 26-14 winners, with Guildford winning the other clash between the two sides 34-8 earlier in the season.

Prediction: Two tough and entertaining sides who have everything to play for. This will go down to the wire. Owls by 6.

 

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