Otumoetai and Papamoa meet in a WaIBOP Premiership/Championship double header on Saturday with the home side badly needing to win both.
In the Premiership, Otumoetai need the three points against fourth-placed Papamoa to stay in touch with the competition’s two leaders, Waikato Unicol and Taupo.
In the Championship, Otumoetai sit second and any slip-up to Papamoa will benefit leaders Unicol and third-placed Cambridge.
Meanwhile, Otumoetai United look to have the WaiBOP W-League in the bag, after stretching their lead to 11 points.
Here’s the schedule of fixtures for the top men’s and women’s competitions in the WaiBOP region for the weekend of July 16-17:
Otumotetai (3rd) v Papamoa (4th)
Fergusson Park, Otumoetai, 2.45pm
Melville United (6th) v Ngongotaha (8th)
Gower Park, Hamilton, 2.45pm
West Hamilton United (7th) v Te Awamutu (5th)
Mahoe Park, Hamilton, 2.45pm
Hamilton Wanderers (9th) v Waikato Unicol (1st)
Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, 2.45pm
Otumotetai (2nd) v Papamoa (9th)
Fergusson Park, Otumoetai, 12.30pm
Taupo (7th) v Tokoroa (8th)
Crown Park, Taupo, 12.30pm
Matamata Swifts (6th) v Te Puke United (4th)
Matamata Domain, Matamata, 2.45pm
Claudelands Rovers (10th) v Cambridge (3rd)
Galloway Park, Hamilton, 12.30pm
Tauranga City (5th) v Waikato Unicol (1st)
Links Ave, Tauranga, 2.45pm
Lakes FC (3rd) v Waikato Unicol (2nd)
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, 1pm
Melville United (5th) v Otumoetai United (1st)
Gower Park, Hamilton, 1pm
Claudelands Rovers (4th) v Otumoetai (6th)
Galloway Park, Hamilton, 1pm