Ron Massey Cup Previews Rd 17

Mounties remain distant leaders of the Ron Massey Cup, being four competition points clear of second-placed Wentworthville Magpies.

Blacktown Workers and Windsor Wolves sit on 20 competition points each and take up third and fourth position on the ladder respectively.

Cabramatta Two Blues are currently in eighth spot, which puts a high importance on their game this week against Windsor.

Two Blues coach Jason Williams believes if they are to improve their defensive structures then they are a good chance of knocking off a team who are currently in the top four.

“We’ve been focusing on our defence,” said Williams.

“Obviously our defence has upped in the last couple of weeks. It’s been improving so we will remain focused on that at this point.”

There is obviously plenty of talent throughout the Windsor side, which reflects their performances this year.

Williams has highlighted there will be players and areas of Windsor’s game that they will be looking to shut down.

“They’ve got some good ball carriers. They played really well against us last time, so we’re looking at their games closer.”

Two Blues are in extreme danger of dropping out of the top eight if they do not win this match, however Williams highlighted the importance of not just this game, but also every match in the competition at this stage of the season.

“I think that in this competition, you can [consider every game] a must win.”

Every two points is vital at this stage of the season, particularly for Windsor and Cabramatta teams who are on the fringe of the top four and top eight respectively.

In other games, ninth-placed Western Suburbs will look to pull off an almighty upset against Mounties in an attempt to break into the top eight. The fact this game is at Mounties Complex makes it an even greater challenge.

Goddard Park will see tenth-placed Concord-Burwood attempt to make a late finals bid when they play the Wentworthville Magpies this Saturday.

Finally, Auburn Warriors are currently looming mid-table and will be looking to move closer to the top four when they play the Kingsgrove Colts at Jubilee Oval.