Final home game for Men’s Premiers brings chance for South Island points

Our final home game for 2019 for our Men’s Premiers sees us hosting Coastal Spirit at the Caledonian on Sunday with the pressure of getting points at this higher level now starting to build.

In some respects we’ve never really got going in the Southern Football League with periods of domination in games being coupled with some poor play which has seen us concede goals on a regular basis. One final chance in front of a home crowd and with nothing really to lose this is the weekend for the boys to step up and really prove they belong. With injury to import Santeri robbing Darren of one of his main attacking weapons some changes to personnel could give renewed energy to the side against our visitors who we know precious little about.

With a heap of former players in town for Home Coming Weekend look for the lads to draw inspiration and push on towards the points. That never say die attitude we used to be known for has drifted away in recent years but now is the weekend to bring that ticker back.

Back on the home comforts of Logan Park, our Women’s Premier side should find the field more to their liking than Memorial Park was last weekend as we host mid table Green Island. A strong squad again this week with leading scorers Meike van der Meer, Sarah Robinson, Erin Roxburgh and Beth Elliott all available, should things click for the girls it could be a long afternoon of chase ball for our visitors.

With a home crowd behind them and the ability to play quality possession football backed by a killer instinct when things go right for our girls they normally get the result they need.

Stu and the Men’s Seconds head out to Tahuna Park to face his old side for the third time this year looking to take another win off from South Dunedin club, Dunedin Technical. With every game needing full points as the season winds down Stu is able to call on a full strength side with a bench which would be the envy of other sides in the division. With Caleb Roberts and Harry Gaskin in goal scoring form if the game opens up and we can get some attacking plans going it could be a long afternoon for our host.

Women’s Seconds go in to their clash with Roslyn Wakari a little light on numbers as players are unavailable this weekend. Might need to be a bit of a backs to the wall setup from Coach Arnon Tapp if they are to have any success against our hosts at Ellis Park who like to plays aggressive and direct football. Still a few regulars available so enough of a threat if the girls can get some possession and look to build attacks.

Still chasing Northern by a single point Coach Campfens has nothing to lose as he takes his troops out to Green Island to face a side sitting near the basement with just a couple of wins all season. These are the games that need to be won and there is no room for complacency this weekend.

A big celebration weekend as well with all our Alumni back in town where they will play two fixtures. Friday night at 6:30pm versus University staff and 2:45pm Saturday against our current players.

The full fixture list is:

  • Men’s Premiers versus Coastal Spirit, 12:30pm Sunday at Logan Park
  • Men’s Seconds versus Dunedin Technical, 12:45pm at Tahuna Park
  • Men’s Thirds versus Green Island, 12:45pm at Sunnyvale
  • Men’s Fifths versus Caversham, 6:30pm Wednesday at Logan Park
  • Women’s Premiers versus Green Island, 12:45 at Logan Park
  • Women’s Seconds versus Roslyn Wakari, 12:45 at Ellis Park
  • Women’s Division One Blue versus Northern, 6:30pm at Logan Park