LITHGOW and bogey.
They’re the two words that make any blue-blooded Orange Waratahs fan run for the hills.
But not Ryan Sinclair.
Sinclair has been one of Waratahs’ best in their unbeaten start to the Western Premier League season, and tomorrow in Lithgow he is prepared to lead the side head on into the toughest road game in 2012.
“We’ve trained really well. We stuck it to Dubbo FC last week and I think over the next two or three weeks we’ll really hit our straps and start to play some good football,” Sinclair said ahead of tomorrow’s game against Workies.
“It’s always a hard game over there. It’s a whole new ball game. They get a vocal home crowd behind them.”
Under new coach Pat Allen, Waratahs have taken time to get into the swing of things with a new formation and a new group of players working their way into the club’s top grade side.
However, Sinclair was confident his side was hitting top form.
“We’ve probably struggled a little bit but everyone is starting to find their feet now and the new guys in the team have fitted in well,” he said.
Waratahs recorded a 1-all draw with defending premiers Dubbo FC in Orange last Sunday.
It meant the Orange club remains two points adrift of the top of the table.
Sinclair believes it’s important to win against Lithgow to keep in touch.
“It’s a bit of danger game for us. If we drop points here it’ll make it tougher for us when we have to make the trip to Dubbo,” he said.
Orange Waratahs take on Lithgow from 3pm.
ORANGE WARATAHS: Scott Brakenridge, Tim Davidson, Tim Curran, Higo Tag, Alex Torres, Brock Jaeger, Ryan Sinclair, Adam Kelly, Justin Splithof, Josh Sommerson, Adam Brakenridge.