LEETON United's Luke Mandaglio will play his 150th game for the club he has never let down, according to first grade coach Frank Alampi.
Mandaglio will mark his 150th senior match on Sunday against Hanwood in what will no doubt be a fiery encounter between the two rival clubs.
"It's brilliant for '=Luke to mark his 150th," Alampi said.
"Every week he puts in. His effort is always huge.
"That's the best part about him. You can always rely on him to be playing hard and having a crack week-in, week-out."
With the business end of the season now here for Leeton United, the Pascoe Cup must win its last two games to give itself the best chance of securing a spot in the Footbal Wagga finals competition.
In their way this week is Hanwood, a side currently sitting on top of the ladder.
"It's a critical game for both teams really," Alampi said.
"We need to win to give ourselves the best chance of being in the finals and not having to rely on other results or teams.
"Hanwood want to win so they can stay on top and keep that minor premier position."
Over the years the two teams have enjoyed plenty of rivalry and physical encounters in the Griffith competition.
Hanwood joined the Wagga competition this year and it has been no different.
Alampi said this weekend's game would be much different to last weekend's encounter with Young, who typically play a style of football that is defensive and 'negative'.
"If we're good in defence, good in our midfield play and just generally all over the field, I'm confident we can win ... it's just actually doing it," Alampi said.
"We create all of these chances, now is the time to make sure we are converting them.
"It's crucial. The boys know it and I know they will be fired up for this weekend."
There are just two rounds remaining in the Pascoe Cup competition before finals.
Leeton United's last round will be against another top side in Lake Albert on August 25 at the Mia Sportsground.
However, attention is firmly focused on getting through this weekend with a victory under their belt before looking ahead.
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