Aucklanders face a feast of Waitangi weekend football as the city hosts two crucial games in this season’s ISPS Handa Premiership.
The weekend has two fixtures that promise plenty of action in games that may well play a crucial part in the lead up to Grand Final Day on Sunday March 14:
Saturday February 6
Seddon Fields, 2pm
Waitakere United v Eastern Suburbs
Sunday February 7
Kiwitea Street, Sandringham, 4pm
Auckland City v Team Wellington
These two fixtures conjure all sorts of permutations for the final four rounds of the competition.
- Third-placed Eastern Suburbs can move into second place on the table with a win against Waitakere United in this local derby.
- Suburbs will stay in second spot if Auckland City boost their lead with a win against Team Wellington the next day.
- If Team Wellington overcome City at Kiwitea Street, the lads from the capital will fly home in second place.
All competitions benefit when there’s no such thing as an easy game.
Treat yourself to a live match this weekend – or head to both!
Main photo: Courtesy of Shane Wenzlick / Phototek
Player to Watch
Team Wellington’s main threat to Auckland City is striker Hamish Watson, the current leading scorer in the competition: