MANYANA will wander into Culburra Cougars territory this weekend hoping to knock the competition leaders off their pedestal.
The Shoalhaven Football first grade competition is one of the closest of the past few years with not much separating the top six teams.
Defending premiers Culburra fought hard to win 1-nil against Shoalhaven Heads last round and will be keen to hold on to their number one position in their home game at Culburra Oval on Saturday.
Undefeated Manyana sits in third position, on equal points with defending competition champions Shoalhaven United, but just below them on for and against points.
Culburra are expected to embrace the possible return of striker Corey Ryan, who is likely to join Jack Miller up front.
Between them they have scored a massive 90 first grade goals in the last three years.
This is more than the bottom two sides have scored as a total for the last three years.
Manyana coach Matt Tooley said the return of Ryan could make it a challenge for his team.
“We will be going up there to get the three points obviously, but it will be a tough game anyway,” he said.
WIN IN SIGHT: Manyana Wanderers’ Mitch Butel will have a top of the table position in mind when his team faces the Culburra Cougars this weekend. Photo: GILLIAN LETT