Match Preview: UWA end the season at Morley

 DEVLIN ON THE RUN IN THE 3-3 DRAW EARLIER THIS SEASON - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

DEVLIN ON THE RUN IN THE 3-3 DRAW EARLIER THIS SEASON - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

Uni will end their 2018 campaign with a challenging away trip to Wotton Reserve when they take on Morley Windmills in Round 22.

Michael Janssen’s side have found their best form at the pointy end of the season, with tomorrow’s match presenting the opportunity to make it four wins from their last four fixtures.

Last week’s win on the road against Ashfield displayed qualities that the skipper Josh Marocchi was certainly proud of.

“From my perspective, last week was completely different to the previous two wins',’ Marocchi said. “Although we didn’t play our best football, we stuck together and fought well defensively to limit Ashfield.

”When the boys show that fighting spirit and determination, we are really difficult to break down. These positives we can bring forth to the game against Morley.”

It’s certainly no dead rubber in the final round of fixtures, with Morley looking to claim a top four spot with a win, while a UWA victory could potentially seal a highest ever finish in the competition if Fremantle City (playing league leaders Rockingham) and Western Knights (playing second-placed Gwelup Croatia) both fall to defeats.

“This season has certainly been a roller coaster, but the opportunity to get a win on the final day of the year and potentially finish in third spot is pretty surreal. This would be a great accomplishment for the club, but we know the priority is to first and foremost get the three points on Saturday afternoon,” the defender said.

 THE BOYS ARE KEEN TO FINISH THE SEASON ON A POSITIVE NOTE - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

THE BOYS ARE KEEN TO FINISH THE SEASON ON A POSITIVE NOTE - CREDIT: GABRIELE MALUGA

The centre-half is expecting another grueling contest against a well-drilled Morley side.

“If last time is anything to go by, it will be a tense encounter.

”In all honesty. the defensive unit let us down last time we played them, and we will ensure we don’t repeat that performance. Morley like to move the ball around, and when they push forward they do so at speed, so that will one thing to be mindful of. However, we have been a different side of late and we will present a new challenge for them for sure.”

Uni will be without key duo Tim Robertson and Andrew Xydas who have been pivotal to the sides recent run of form.

“Following the success of the last three games, everyone in the squad is really positive and driven to finish the task at hand.

”A few more guys get an opportunity with Robertson saving lives and Xydas away, so competition for spots has still been hot, which has really helped us turn the season around. Knowing we have a chance to finish third has kept us well motivated coming into the final fixture.”

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