Robertson game to prepare University for hockey finals

University captain Heath Ogilvie.

University captain Heath Ogilvie.


University's Heath Ogilvie believes Sunday's clash with Robertson can be the ideal tune-up for next week's finals battle with Albion Park.

The Illawarra first grade hockey titans are already destined to meet in the competition's major semi-final despite one round still remaining in the season.

But before the Students face off against the defending premiers in another absorbing encounter, they must play fourth-placed Robertson at Croom Road.

Ogilvie sees the match as a great chance to work out any kinks in the starting line-up before the business end of the season.

"This is the final chance to fix up any little errors that we might have in our game before the finals against Park, because that is going to be a tough one," he said.

After already wrapping up the minor premiership, University are hoping to stay out of trouble before the finals commence.

And when they begin, they'll be hoping to overcome their old rivals first-up to earn immediate passage to the grand final.

"That week off is pretty important for our team because we have guys playing in Sydney and a few guys injured. It would be good to have the week off," Ogilvie said.

The Students match against Dapto was abandoned last week due to wet weather and is yet to be rescheduled.

In other matches, Robertson beat Dapto 6-0 in a catch-up game, Park won 4-1 against Mittagong and Wests' gave Robertson a pre-finals warning in a 4-0 win.

In the women's competition, Albion Park and Avondale look to fight out the minor premiership into the final round after both securing wins in round 20.