It has been a tough year for the Wagga City Wanderers, but that pain has only fuelled their desire to finish the season with a flicker of joy.
The ninth-placed Wanderers will round out their campaign against cellar-dwellers Gazy Auburn at Sydney’s Progress Park on Saturday, and keeper Rob Fry will not settle for anything less than a victory.
“I want to win, I want all three points,” Fry said.
“There won’t be a better opportunity to get a win than this one.”
The keeper said he was proud of his teammates for pushing through a rough season.
“It has been tough but we kept going and kept trying,” he said.
“To be honest we probably deserved a couple of better results than we’ve had, there have been some unlucky moments.”
Coach Ben Schmid said he wanted to see wins across the club’s first grade, under 20s and under 18s teams.
“That’s our goal and I think it’s very achievable,” he said.
Adding extra motivation for the local side is the possibility of climbing out of the second-last spot on the table, according to Schmid.
Wanderers sit three points behind Western Condors and are four goals behind on goal difference.
Condors face fifth-placed University of NSW, who they lost to 2-0 in round nine.
“It’d be great to jump up an extra spot,” Schmid said.
“We want to take every positive we can out of the season and I think the guys deserve that.”