Sydney Shield Previews Rd 13
The Sydney Shield competition remains evenly poised coming into round 13, with only two wins separating first and eighth position.
Windsor Wolves remain in first spot on the ladder with second-placed Wentworthville on the same competitions points but have played one less game.
One of those top eight teams in the mix is East Campbelltown who are currently sitting in fifth spot and they will travel to Lionel Watts Reserve to face ninth-placed Belrose.
Belrose are currently in a dry patch at the moment and their coach James Mortimer will be looking to turn their season around this Sunday.
“We’ve just got to hold the ball more than them,” says Mortimer. “From what we’ve seen it’s a really even competition, I really believe anyone in the 13 can win this year.
“So we’ve just got to starve East Campbelltown of possession.”
Mortimer is adamant the attitude within the team is not the issue and went through what improvements need to be made to notch up another win this weekend.
“We’ve spoken about attitude and everything at training and everything is really good,” said Mortimer. “We just sort of turn up and just don't complete our sets. We’re not finishing out sets; we are just not playing smart footy.
“The effort is there. We’ve just got blokes away and injuries are just killing us at the moment.”
This game is vital for Belrose,as they are a win shy of eighth place and they are desperate to keep in touch with the top eight.
East Campbelltown are knocking on the door of a top-four spot and a win for them can see them break into the all-important top four, depending on other results.
Wentworthville will be looking to overtake Windsor when they make up their missed game against Western Suburbs at Campbelltown Stadium. If last-placed Western Suburbs can pull off a win, it will be an almighty upset.
Asquith will be looking to move away from the bottom of the ladder when they take on the eighth-placed Mounties this Sunday at Storey Park.
One of the best attacking teams, Peninsula, will take on Guildford, who are struggling to score points. That game will take place at McCredie Park this Sunday at 1pm.
Finally, a top-of-the-table blockbuster will see Windsor take on Hills District at Crestwood Oval this Sunday. There is a lot on the line for both teams this game, with first position potentially up for grabs.