Aucklanders football enthusiasts can squeeze in three or four games this weekend if they’re hungry to see top football in the region.
The action starts on Friday night under floodlights and includes men’s and women’s games on Sunday.
Here’s our neutral’s guide to top games in the North this weekend (May 21-23).
Friday night football
Start the weekend with Metro’s Lotto NRFL division one game against Ellerslie at Phyllis St (7.30pm).
It’s a shame you can’t be in two places at once so take your pick of these games:
Auckland United (2nd) play Melville United (5th) at Keith Hay Park at 3pm.
Eastern Suburbs (6th) host Auckland City (1st) at Madills Farm at 3pm.
Lotto NRFL first division
We’re tipping the second division match-up between high-scoring Fencibles United (29 goals in eight outings) and Greenhithe Catimba (who’ve been conceding a couple of goals a game).
It’s hardly going to be a 0-0 bore draw – it kicks off at 3pm at Rosedale Park on Saturday.
On Sunday, go back to Rosedale Park for the 3pm match between first division leaders Albany United and fourth-placed East Coast Bays.
Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division
On Sunday, the pick of the Auckland-based games is Auckland United’s home game against Northern Rovers at Keith Hay Park (1pm).
These two clubs are tied on 11 points as they chase leaders Western Springs. The winner of this clash will keep in touch with Springs and the other will be left playing catch-up.
Main photo: Takapuna in action in Lotto NRFL division one. Image courtesy of Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.