It’s getting to the business end of the Soccer Shop Cup and Plate, with the semi-finals scheduled for this weekend.
The Soccer Shop Cup sees Waikato Division A leaders, Melville Young Old Boys, host Otorohanga, from Waikato Division B, in the stand-out match. Otorohanga currently leads their division so an interesting encounter looks likely. Melville will be heavy favourites, but Otorohanga’s misery defense suggests they’ll be no easy beats.
The other semi-final is an all Waikato Division B encounter. Melville’s Old Boys travel to John Kerkhof Park to play Cambridge. The two sides sit third and fourth in the league, separated by a point, but Melville could be considered favourites after defeating their opponents 5-1 only a few weeks ago.
Both games kick-off at 2.45pm.
In the Soccer Shop Plate, Waihi travels to Hamilton to play the Northern United Debarcles, while Claudelands Rovers Cuckoos host Waikato Unicol’s Development team in a Hamilton derby. Both matches kick-off at 12.30pm.