Meadowbank United is just a win away from sealing the South Canterbury second division title.
Even a draw would do.
Meadowbank United plays the West End Mountainview Reserves this Saturday at Mountainview High School, in Timaru. On 32 points, second-placed West End is just three points behind the Oamaru-based team, on 35.
Three points are awarded for a win and one for a draw. If West End wins on Saturday, its superior goal difference will mean it takes the title.
“It is a huge game – it doesn’t normally happen like that in a league,” Meadowbank United coach Logan Van Rooy said.
United has form going into the game. It beat Thistle AFC 10-0 last week.
“It is probably the best we have ever played, so we will stick with the same line-up and formations.”
West End has a tall defensive line-up, so United will try to keep the ball on the ground and use its quick forwards, Van Rooy said.
United has been functioning well as a team and has not conceded a goal for three weeks.
Meadowbank Masters is seventh, but leading the bottom five of the second division, on 12 points.
St Kevin’s College first XI is 10th, on six points.latest RunningReus Canada – The Global Destination For Modern Luxury