Young Wanderers can still have a huge impact on Premier League finals

PLENTY ON THE LINE: Although their no hope of finals, Connor Morris and his young Wanderers still have plenty to play for in the final two rounds of the season. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
PLENTY ON THE LINE: Although their no hope of finals, Connor Morris and his young Wanderers still have plenty to play for in the final two rounds of the season. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

With two games left in the men’s Premier League Hockey’s regular season and finals long gone, Orange Wanderers still have plenty on the line – pride, their continued development and the chance to have a say.

The young Orange side plays fourth-placed Bathurst St Pat’s on Saturday before finishing the year against competition leaders Bathurst Souths, and there’s nothing to say they can’t produce monumental upsets in both games.

While the Saints beat them 5-2 the first time around the sides’ last encounter finished 3-all, the Orange side fighting back from two goals down and almost snatching a victory.

Granted both those clashes have been in Orange whereas Saturday’s is on the Saints’ home turf, where the Bathurst side tends to grow an extra leg.

With St Pat’s four points adrift of third-placed Lithgow Zig Zag, Wanderers could all but resign the Saints to that spot with an upset win.

The clash starts at 1.50pm.

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