2 February 2007

Soffe Cup competition co -leaders Rotokare will be looking for a good win against Waiwaka on Saturday. They should have Mark and Leith Atkins back in the team. Waiwaka were missing several players last week and will be a stronger team this week if the likes of Jordan Stayt, Stuart Wood and Yvonne and Alison Chamberlain are available. Rotokare have a particularly strong men's team featuring Atkins, Chris Popata, Mike Roberts and Kevin McLoughlin who should give their side a strong advantage. 
Sandfords Manaia, competition co -leaders, are favoured on their home courts against Hooker Pacific Pukekura but Pukekura only lost 7-9 the last time these two sides met. On that occasion Pukekura picked up two women's singles wins and two women's doubles wins. They will have to do the same to be in the hunt.
Stratford/MIdhirst will play their first game at Stratford this season but are not expected to beat 3rd placed Huatoki whose women will have too much experience against the young Stratford women.