Pukekohe v Patumahoe Shoot Out

Pukekohe v Patumahoe Shoot Out
Pukekohe and Patumahoe will shoot out for a likely home McNamara Cup semi-final when the two neighbours meet at Colin Lawrie Fields on Saturday.
Second place Patumahoe will look to bounce back from a narrow loss to top side Karaka last week while Pukekohe will be hoping to reverse the result between the two sides from the first round and jump their long-time rivals into second spot over the final three weeks of the round robin. “The boys are very motivated to play Patty at home this week,” said coach Michael Porter. We feel like we didn’t play our best last time we played each other. A home semi would be nice, obviously, but it’s something we are not looking at at the moment. We are focused on week by week, and results will take care of where we finish.”
Bombay could all but secure a semi-final berth if they were to upset unbeaten Karaka at Karaka Sports Complex.Fresh off a crucial win against Manurewa that allows Mike Tuiloma’s side to control their own destiny, Bombay will be hoping to strike against the form team of the competition.
Manurewa and Papakura meet in a key match that could see the loser eliminated from the playoff picture. Home side Manurewa will be desperate to beat their rivals as they celebrate Ahsee Tuala’s 100th game for the club as well as sponsors and old boys day.
Neighbours Te Kohanga and Onewhero meet in the Sid Marshall Shield at To Kohanga while Weymouth will look to keep their impressive season rolling when Te Kauwhata comes to visit.
Defending champions Drury host Manurewa in a key match-up while top ranked Waiuku will face Tuakau on the road.
Maramarua will look to keep in touch with the top four when they host Puni.
It is semi-finals time in the Massey Cup U21 competition with top ranked Karaka hosting Ardmore Marist at Karaka Sports Complex while Patumahoe heads north to Mountfort Park to face Manurewa.
Ardmore Marist and Pukekohe meet in the first Bright Cup U19 semi-final while Waiuku and Manurewa battle it out in the other semi-final in Waiuku.
Onewhero hosts Waiuku in the U85kg grade while Patumahoe and Beachlands Maraetai square off in Patumahoe.
Drury hosts Pukekohe.
Patumahoe hosts Grammar TEC in a key Women’s Premier Development match on Saturday.
Elsewhere, top ranked Karaka travels to Glenfield, while Papakura hosts Pakuranga.
Pukekohe has a bye.