Preview: Key games in WaiBOP Premiership, Championship and W-League

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Two big games this weekend may well decide how the WaiBOP Championship table looks at the end of the season.

Four teams are all locked on 25 points — and they play each other on Saturday (July 9).

First-placed Waikato Unicol, who have a game in hand on their rivals, host second-placed Te Puke United.

Meanwhile, third-placed Cambridge will meet Otumoetai at Cambridge’s John Kerkhof Park.

Here are the key fixtures for the weekend of July 9-10 for the WaiBOP Premiership, WaiBOP Championship and WaiBOP W-League:


WaiBOP Premiership

Melville United (6th) — Bye

Waikato Unicol (2nd) v Ngongotaha (8th)
Jansen Park, Hamilton, 2.45pm

Papamoa (4th) v Taupo (1st)
Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa, 2.45pm

Te Awamutu (5th) v Otumoetai (3rd)
The Stadium, Te Awamutu, 2.45pm

Hamilton Wanderers (9th) v West Hamilton United (7th)
Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, 2.45pm

WaiBOP Championship

Waikato Unicol (1st) v Te Puke United (2nd)
Jansen Park, Hamilton, 12.30pm

Tokoroa (7th) v Matamata Swifts (6th)
Strathmore Park, Tokoroa, 2.45pm

Papamoa (9th) v Taupo (10th)
Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa, 12.30pm

Cambridge (3rd) v Otumoetai (4th)
John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, 2.45pm

Claudelands Rovers (10th) v Tauranga City (5th)
Galloway Park, Hamilton, 12.30pm


WaiBOP W-League

Otumoetai United (1st) v Otumoetai (6th)
Fergusson Park, Otumoetai, 1pm

Waikato Unicol (3rd) v Melville United (5th)
Jansen Park, Hamilton, 1pm

Lakes FC (2nd) v Claudelands Rovers (4th)
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, 1pm

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