Ron Massey Cup Previews Rd 5
With this season’s Ron Massey Cup already gaining serious momentum, there is some much-anticipated football to be played over this weekend.
With Asquith, Wentworthville and Mounties remaining undefeated it is vital mid-table teams stay in touching distance. Two of these teams are Windsor and Cabramatta, who will face-off this weekend at 3pm Sunday at New Era Stadium in a crucial fixture for both clubs.
Cabramatta have only one win from three matches; however they have put in strong performances each round. Their losses have come against two of the undefeated teams in Asquith and Mounties, with both being by six points or less.
This will be a test for the Wolves who have strung three wins together after a disappointing start in Round 1. Windsor will be using this game to stake their claim as a premiership contender this year after narrowly missing the finals in 2014.
Windsor coach Brad Prior puts the Round 1 loss to Auburn down as a little bit of complacency.
“We had good pre-season trial form, that I think might have been a bit misleading, and we probably went in just a bit underprepared for what Auburn threw at us,” Prior explained.
It was a wake-up call for the group and since then the Wolves have played some outstanding football.
“In the past we have had a record of teams coming over the top of us, but the last few games we have finished off really strong,” Prior said.
This season’s results are evidence of the improvement of the Wolves, with Prior stating that there are still some things to work on such as completion rates if they are going to compete against the best teams. Prior believes this improvement is a must for Windsor with the competition being stronger than ever.
“With more and more clubs getting an affiliation with an NRL club that filters down to us [the Ron Massey Cup], the only easy week you get is the week off,” Prior said.
In this week’s other matches Auburn meet Kingsgrove, Blacktown clash with Guildford, Western Suburbs collide with Mounties and Wentworthville battle Concord Burwood, while Asquith have the bye.