Robertson's Nathan Wright ready to tackle uni assignment

Nathan Wright (left) in recent action against Mittagong.
Nathan Wright (left) in recent action against Mittagong.

Robertson goal-scoring machine Nathan Wright is ready to rise to the challenge of league leaders University this weekend.

The Southern Highlands club are primed for the clash with the league's best side after back-to-back wins over fellow finals contenders Wests and Mittagong.

"We like to play them when they are at full strength to see where we are at," Wright said.

"We usually give Uni a good run until the second half and we will take a lot out of last weekend ... [Recent results] show we are up there and can match it with the best of them.

"It will be a high scoring game one way or another."

Wright scored six goals in an 8-1 rout of Wests last week which solidified Robertson's position in the top four.

"We were always going there to try and have a crack at them but they were down a fair few players.

"We got the job done though," Wright said.

"We were definitely happy to get the points with Mittagong right behind us.

"We thought we were going to kick away but they have obviously stepped up against Albion Park again, which seems to be their bogey team."

Robertson have accrued 18 points, five clear of Mittagong and four behind third-placed Wests.

With a game up their sleeve [against Dapto], Wright's squad are a poised for a move up the ladder.

"Third might be a chance, with our game in hand we could be one point behind Wests," Wright said.

"We are looking at third, that is our aim."

While third is a realistic outcome, the Southern Highlands club are at long odds to catch University and Albion Park at the top.

Park couldn't capitalise on their match in hand on the students and drew with Mittagong 1-1 last Sunday to leave University seven points clear.

Park will meet Wests in round 16 while Dapto play Mittagong.

In the women's competition, Avondale handed University their first defeat with a 3-0 win while Figtree Unanderra beat Jamberoo 2-1.

Fairy Meadow overcame Wests 5-4 and Albion Park went to top of the table via a 2-1 victory over Railways Greys.


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