2 December 2005

Soffe Cup competition leaders Midhirst are up against holders Sandfords Manaia who are in 3rd place at Manaia tomorrow.
A good win will see Manaia jump into 1st place, a position they are used to.
The men's singles will pit Midhirst's Jono Ussher against Jason Mills, in the battle of the top players, with Mills favoured.
The No 2 match between  Michael O'Sullivan and Thomas Luxton should go to Luxton but O'Sullivan beat Stratord's No 2  Elliot Campbell last week so he is in good form.  The No 3 and 4 matches should go to Manaia with Cameron Koch and Alaister Murdoch or Michael Gates playing Val Cleaver and Neil Kingston or Stephen Uhlenburg.
The women's matches should all go Manaia's way with Nicole Koch, Alesha Ford, Ashlee Murdoch and Cindy Death being too good for Lyn Stanners, Shelly Childs, Debbie Wheeler and Liz O'Sullivan.
Second placed Hooker Pacific Pukekura is away to Stratford.  The men's singles look like being 3-1 to Stratford with only Pukekura's top player Zac Wills favoured to win. He plays against Gavin Phelan who had a good win last week over Jono Ussher. 
Stratford's Elliot Campbell, Bruce Cleland and Grant Kite should win their matches against Tony Radich, Ben Aves and Meto Snegirev.
Pukekura's experienced women's line-up of Linda Reid, Donna Thorne, Kirsten Adam and Janette Harding will be too strong for
Kylie Jury, Brenda Gibbons, Tracey Zimmerman and Min Zimmerman.
The tie looks like it will be decided in the combines with the doubles likely to be shared. 
Accent on Curtains Waiwaka  travel to Hawera to play Okaiawa on grass. Okaiawa will be desperate to get off the bottom of the table so they are not relegated. They are 3.5 points behind Kaponga and this is their last chance as they have a bye in the final week of competition.  However, Waiwaka looks to be headed for a good win.
Waiwaka's Taranaki rep players Aaron Hine and Chris Popata play Crichton Parker and Jeremy Moore. The No 3 and 4 matches will see Waiwaka's youngsters Jordan Stayt and David Geange take on Andrew Powell and Andrew Baylis.  Powell may win but Geange is favoured over Baylis.
Waiwaka's women will pick up the top two matches, they have rep players Nicki Martin and Clare Fairey who play Joanne Gyde and Clare Goldsworthy. Okaiawa may even the score with Michelle Powell and Carol Fergus favoured over Jayden Bruce and Glenda Frost.  
Kaponga has the bye.