Corrimal Rangers meet IPL heavyweights Wollongong United

United front: Daisuke Yuzawa is a threat for Wollongong United. Picture: Sylvia Liber
United front: Daisuke Yuzawa is a threat for Wollongong United. Picture: Sylvia Liber

They may sit three places outside the top five, but Corrimal Rangers coach Rob Jonovski is adamant his side still have what it takes to make a push for the finals in the second half of the Illawarra Premier League season.

Corrimal have picked up just one point in the past five matches.

The Rangers play at home to heavyweights Wollongong United who they beat 1-0 in the opening round which kick-started a run of four wins in five matches.

“I thought last weekend against the champions of the Illawarra we dominated the match but some things didn’t go our way and that’s how football is,” Jonovski said.

“The boys are in good spirits, there are 33 points still up for grabs and we’re looking to get maximum points including against Wollongong United.”

The United match is the first of two for the Rangers over the long weekend with a Bert Bampton Cup quarter-final clash with Helensburgh less than 48 hours later.

“Our full focus is on Wollongong United, but we are aware Helensburgh have a solid team in the District League, they have had some good results this year and we are wary that they have already knocked out Port Kembla,” Jonovski said.

Elsewhere, Cringila host Albion Park on Friday, while on Saturday, Port Kembla face South Coast United, Woonona meet Wollongong Olympic, Bulli travel to Picton and Tarrawanna take on Fernhill.

The Cup quarter-final matches on Monday include Olympic against Albion Park, United at home to Tarrawanna, while District League’s Warilla play Woonona.

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