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Round 8 - 24 May - Caledonian Ground

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Round 8 - 24 May - Caledonian Ground

Tim Horner

With one round complete and both the Caversham AFC 1sts and 2nds occupying top spot in their respective leagues, the question is, can they keep up the early momentum?

The Prem's will be eager to make amends for what felt like 2 points dropped last week against Roslyn. There are a number of aspects the team as a whole must improve if it is to get the spoils this week against an improving Northern outfit. Team cohesiveness was a big factor last week with passing and communication suffering a rare off day. It will be imperative these facets are ironed out during the week to ensure the Reds start the new round like it did the last. Ultimately the 3 points is a must however as always quality of performance is just as important - 2:45pm Caledonian Ground.

Having shot out of the blocks with 7 from 7 the reserves will again be determined to preserve their perfect start. Having their mettle tested last week by a dogged 2nd placed Roslyn the boy’s realised that they’re not going to have it all their own way over the course of the season. That reminder should be enough to ensure the 2nd carriage of this Train takes nothing for granted this weekend when it faces Northern 2nds. Organisation and ball retention will be on the agenda as the team will look to lift the bar once again; something that is essential if honours are to be achieved - 12:45pm Caledonian Ground.

The Smegs have had an inauspicious start to the season having failed to win a single fixture of their 6 thus far. They take on 9th placed Dunedin Technical on home soil so will be determined to excise some demons. The only way is up for these lads so look for a 1 in the Win column come Sunday - 2:45pm Tonga Park 3.

The semi-old guy’s take on bottom placed Northern Relics on Tonga Park and their 3rd place standing should prove too strong. What has been an impressive start to the season with 4 wins from 6 will need to be bettered if this red train is going to catch the high-flying Highgate Hobbits. With Daryl Putt leading the line his relative fresh legs - having spent most of his playing career relaxing between the sticks - should be advantage enough to ensure goals are a plenty on Saturday - 2:45pm Tonga Park 2.

The Woman travel away to Balclutha on Sunday so unless you want to rack up the km's you'll most likely miss this fixture. The girl's sit 8th currently however have shown enough potential to push higher. That is exactly what they plan to do on Sunday when they come up against Balclutha Red who have maintained an impressive start to the season currently sitting in 3rd spot.  Let's hope these skillful ladies turn up the heat and produce an upset - 1:00pm Balclutha Showgrounds.

So if you’re at a loose end this weekend get down to a game and support the boy’s in Red. The club will be open from 2pm onwards providing refreshments, hot food and of course plenty of laughter.