Sydney Shield Round 23 Preview
It’s the second last week of the season, which means only one thing – semi-finals are just around the corner. It’s been an amazing season so far and this week will be sure to follow suit.
Currently Wentworthville are clear leaders, followed by Windsor. Mounties and Peninsula, who will face off against each other this week, make up the top four.
The remainder of the eight is still yet to be decided. Results from this week will paint a clearer picture as to who will make the cut.
This week’s feature match is a top of the table clash between Wentworthville and Windsor. The action at Ringrose Park is set to kick off at 1pm this Sunday afternoon.
Both sides will be looking to set a solid platform leading into the semis. A victory to Wentworthville will deliver them the minor premiership, but a Windsor triumph will keep them in the hunt for the top spot.
Magpies coach, Alex Chan, knows that this week’s game will be one of his team’s toughest. “We were really lucky to come away with the two points last time we played Windsor. They’re a young and enthusiastic team with a lot of confidence,” Chan said.
“We’re going to have our work cut out. Our main priority is to operate how we are supposed to. Focusing on all the good things we can do.”
Wentworthville will head into the finals as one of the favourites to take out the title.
“I think its every coach’s goal to do well. To win the Premiership is our main goal and always has been. As long as we get there and can compete [for the title], we’re quite happy as to where we finish at this stage of the season,” Chan explained.
Chan has been impressed by a number of players and will be looking for them to lift the team.
“The list could go on. But it really comes down to my senior group, including Simon Greaves and Netarni Suka, who will be leading the way,” Chan said.
“I can’t fault Matt Price. He’s a real superstar of the future. He’s a really exciting prospect and I hope Parramatta start taking notice and have plans for him in the future.”
This week’s other games include Western Suburbs colliding with Blacktown, Asquith facing Guildford, Peninsula taking on Mounties, Hills clashing with Auburn and Belrose, Cabramatta, and East Campbelltown all enjoying the bye.