Top of the table clash for Melville

Melville enter their top of the table clash with Forrest Hill Milford (3pm) at Gower Park on Saturday (April 28) buoyed by their 3-0 away win over Waitemata on Saturday.

The win was complemented by Waiheke United beating the Milfs at the same time, thanks to a cracking late goal from former Melville player, Marc Who. It means Melville go into the big match at the top of the table, one point clear of Forrest Hill.

Teenager Jason Lamb was the hero for Melville against Waitemata, scoring his first hat trick for his new club.

Lamb showed his chops with goals in the ninth, 33rd and 88th minutes, all on the back of lively runs, with Liam Hayes playing his part with the forward delivery. it takes lamb’s goal tally to four, two behind joint Golden Boot leaders Josh Davies and Jama Boss.

That gives Melville three scorers in the league’s top 10, while Forrest Hill have Ryan Morrow with five goals and Scott Campbell with four.

Meanwhile Melville Reserves remain second in their league after a 2-0 win over Waitemata, thanks to late goals from Callum Donlon and Quest Tipping. They trail Fencibles by three points. Their opponents on Saturday, Forrest Hill Milford, are five points adrift.

Meanwhile in other matches on Saturday, Melville Feds have had their game against Tokoroa postponed because of the Chatham Cup.

In the Waikato Cup there is an all-Melville affair as the Melville Nobs face Melville D at 12 noon at Gower. After two successive draws the Nobs will want to rediscover winning form, though tend to struggle for personnel with early kickoffs. Last week they drew 1-1 with a bare XI, including Josh Billman who was under the weather with pink-eye, a condition where there is not even enough resourcesfor a decent bloodshot red inflammation.

Melville Old Boys face St Paul’s Corinthians at St Paul’s at 12 noon. The Melville B52s have drawn Claudelands Squatters at Galloway and Might Melville Bs are away to West Hamilton Bs, also at 12 noon, so there is no excuse for club members not getting back to Gower to support the first team.

On Sunday Melville Premier Women are at home to Northern United Fiasco at 1pm, with Melville Development playing Te Aroha beforehand at 11am.

At 3pm there is a big youth derby, with Melville Green facing Melville Red on Gower No 1.

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