7 November 2007

In tomorrow's Soffe Cup matches, Sandford's Manaia travel to Oakura and will be wary of the side that drew with AWE Huatoki last week. This could be a tight match and Oakura will be confident in its own ability.  Manaia's No 1 player is now Jordan Fleming and he is likely to play Aaron Hine, with Hine odds-on favourite and the No 2 player Jason Mills is likely to make his first appearance of the season against Josh Walden.  Walden ahs been playing well but Mills should still win.
In the top women's singles, Manaia's and Taranaki's No 1, Nicole Koch should have returned from University and will no doubt be too good for Leah Fletcher while the No 2 Becky Bruckner is favoured against Ginny Death.  The score could well be even after these four matches.
AWE Huatoki is away to the combined Waiwaka/Stratford /Midhirst side at Waiwaka. They are likely to have a good win against the sixth placed team. The top men's and women's singles matches should go Huatoki's way.  Huatoki's Jonno Ussher plays David Innes, Roy Gaskin plays David Chamberlain, Saori Han plays Krystal Oakes and Janice Taylor will play Alison Chamberlain. 
McDonald Real Estate Matapu are at home to Central Finance Rotokare.  They are likely to find the going tough against a strong mens' line up.  In the top men's match, Matapu's Tom Luxton will find it difficult to beat Chris Popata while David White will play Greg Hareb or Mike Roberts.  Either way the Rotokare player is favoured.
In the women's matches, the likely match ups are Matapu's Jen White or Helen Kelly will play Leith Atkins and in the No 2 match, Helen Kelly or Carolyn Koch will play Michelle Atkins or Kate Laurenson.  Honours could be shared with Rotokare likely to take out the top match and Matapu the No 2 match.  Rotokare should continue its unbeaten run. 
Hooker Pacific Pukekura has the bye.