Four days of football — that’s the tempting prospect for northern fans over Easter weekend.
There are two rounds of games in the Northern League and the top end of the men’s Lotto NRFL, as well as the opening day of the second division season.
The Women’s Premier League has games on Friday, Sunday and Monday.
Here’s our round-up of what to watch, what to do, and when, over the weekend of Friday April 15 — Monday April 18.
Northern League / Lotto NRFL
The long weekend starts with plenty of games in the men’s and women’s regional leagues.
Our tipster Jonno Ross has looked through the Good Friday fixtures, trying to pick the games of the weekend for the neutral who wants entertainment.
The Lotto NRFL second division gets underway with a juicy set of opening day fixtures.
Our league-follower Jonno Ross has looked at the fixture and picks the clash between newly-promoted Ngaruawahia United and West Auckland as the game to watch.
Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners
Men’s A League
Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off 3.05pm (Live Sky Sport 7)
The Phoenix return home and are battling for a spot in the top six and a play-off berth.
Going into the weekend, the Nix were fifth on the table.
Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League
There’s one Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League match on Sunday, between West Coast Rangers and Tauranga City.
It’s at Huapai Reserve, Kumeu, at 3pm.
More men’s and women’s fixtures in the regional leagues.
… and there’s more