As we get closer to the pointy end of the season things are starting to heat up. Mounties are out in front with Wentworthville in second place, who also have a game in hand, and are four points clear of Windsor in third.
There is currently a mid-table logjam with four teams fighting for the bottom two spots in the top eight, which include Guildford, Cabramatta, Wests and Concord-Burwood. All these teams need to hit their strides sooner rather than later if they are to play finals footy in 2015.
This week will only see two matches with the addition of the Ron Massey Cup representative team taking on their Queensland counterparts, the Rangers, on Saturday afternoon.
Thursday’s match against Asquith marked a significant milestone for Wentworthville’s captain Mitchell Stanfield, who played his 335th game for the club, surpassing the previous club record of most matches for the club. This was a remarkable achievement for the 29 year old who began his career in the under 6’s.
“They’re like my family. I’ve known everyone here a long time, and I’ve gained a lot of close and long-term friends.” Stanfield said.
Stanfield isn’t going to set a limit on his career but rather let his body tell him when to hang up the boots, with the remainder of this season being his major focus.
“To win the grand final this year is one of my major goals. I want to run around again next year but I’ll just have to see how the body holds up,” Stanfield said.
The other match in the round is between Guildford and Blacktown at McCredie Park on Sunday at 3pm.