POM Hockey into final rounds this weekend

The Port Moresby Hockey competition is going into the last round of its normal competition this weekend as teams jostle for the top four positions in the competition ladder.

Only the top four teams in each division, both men and women will advance into the semifinal playoffs.

Winners from the semis will advance to the grand final while the losing teams in the semis will play for the 3rd (Bronze) placing.

The bronze playoffs and grand finals for both Men and Women’s divisions are set for Saturday 29 October.

For this weekend in the men’s division; Bladez who are currently leading the men’s ladder looks certain to secure the Minor Premiership for 2016.

A win or draw with Wanderers this Saturday will be enough to bag the Minor Premiership title based on competition points.

A loss will still see them level up with potential second placed Sunam but still maintain lead with a hefty goal average advantage.

The second placed Sunam who are bidding to be Grand-final contenders will want to beat Bismarck to maintain their edge going into the finals. The main game on Sunday between Sunam and Bismark will be the last game of the normal competition.

Meanwhile in the women’s division Sunam will take on Bismark as Sunam goes into the last weekend of competition as the favorites to secure Minor Premiership, hotly pursued by Bismarck.

 Both teams are currently leveled on competition ladder, only separated by a marginal difference in goal averages. Both teams have two games each this weekend to firm up their positions.

Wanderers are likely to secure third place and look to be a Grand final Contender while Seagulls and MPV whites, currently equally placed on the fourth place on the points ladder will play each other on Saturday.

Both will also have to fight out their other matches on Sunday to determine which of them stays on in the top four.

Lamech Jinimbo