Waikato derby heads up juicy list of Easter Monday fixtures

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We’re tipping a local derby between the Waikato’s top two teams as the game of the day as Easter Monday promises a feast of football for fans in the north.

Melville United meet Hamilton Wanderers at Gower Park (3pm) in a derby that’s likely to be feisty and close, if previous games are anything to go by

Here’s where the action is on Easter Monday:

Our neutral’s guide

Waikato fans, just head to Gower Park – you’re sure to be entertained!

For Auckland spectators, most of the Northern League and Lotto NRFL fixtures look evenly matched, though our tips for the neutrals (based on the games we expect to produce plenty of goal action) are:

  • Bay Olympic v Eastern Suburbs (Northern League)
  • Ellerslie v Manurewa (Lotto NRFL first division)
  • Beachlands Maraetai v Onehunga-Mangere (Lotto NRFL second division

Main photo: Eastern Suburbs in their pre-match huddle in the opening round of games. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Lotto Northern League

Bay Olympic v Eastern Suburbs
Crum Park, 3pm

Manukau United v Auckland United
Centre Park, 3pm

Melville United v Hamilton Wanderers
Gower Park, 3pm

Northern Rovers v Auckland City
McFetridge Park, 3pm

West Coast Rangers v Birkenhead United
Fred Taylor Park, 3pm

Western Springs v North Shore United
Seddon Fields, 3pm

Lotto NRFL First Division

Bucklands Beach v Mt. Albert-Ponsonby
Macleans College, 3pm

Ellerslie v Manurewa
Michaels Avenue, 3pm

Metro v Albany United
Albie Turner Field, 3pm

Takapuna v Waiheke United
Taharoto Park, 3pm

Waitemata v Tauranga City
McLeod Road, 3pm

Lotto NRFL Second Division

Beachlands Maraetai v Onehunga-Mangere United
Te Puru Park, 3pm

Claudelands Rovers v Papatoetoe
Korikori Park, 2pm

Franklin United v Fencibles United
Drury Sports Complex, 3pm

Greenhithe Catimba v Northland
Ashley Reserve, 3pm

Hibiscus Coast v Cambridge
Stanmore Bay Park, 3pm

Oratia United v Uni-Mount Bohemian
Celtic Parrs Park, 3pm