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Francis Douglas look to continue run into Taranaki premier football's top four

Francis Douglas look to continue run into Taranaki premier football's top four

Francis Douglas look to continue run into Taranaki premier football's top four

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If Francis Douglas Memorial College want to secure a top four finish in the Taranaki premier football league, results against the bottom half of the table will be key. 

This weekend, they travel across town for what shapes up to be a telling match against Peringa on Saturday.

Peringa, who currently sit two spots behind the College in seventh place, will be looking to bounce back after a loss against Inglewood last weekend. 

However, Francis Douglas have been one of the more consistent sides in the league this season and shape up well for this match up. 

Looking at their numbers on the season so far, Peringa will need to step up in front of goal if they're hoping to collect the points. They've only scored 10 goals this season, but conceded 22. Only Inglewood have scored fewer goals this year with seven.

Francis Douglas have both scored and conceded 22.

Elsewhere, Eltham will host Inglewood at Taumata Park, Woodleigh will host Hawera at Sutherland Park, while the top two teams in will meet at Onuku Taipari Domain when Moturoa play host to New Plymouth Rangers. 

In the men's Federation League, Rangers will play host to Massey Men's Firsts. Rangers shape up as the favourites against the league cellar-dwellers, with the Massey side yet to claim a win this season. 

All men's matches kick-off at 2:45pm on Saturday.

❑ In the women's Federation League, Moturoa and New Plymouth Girls' High School will both be travelling to Skoglund Park in Palmerston North for their respective fixtures. 

After beating the league leaders last weekend, Moturoa will meet fifth-placed Port Hill with momentum on their side. Girls' High meet Taradale who will be looking to bounce back for their match against Moturoa last weekend. Both matches kick off at 1pm on Sunday. 

In the Taranaki women's league, Moturoa travel south to meet Hawera in what should be the match of the round. Elsewhere, Waitara travel to Karo Park to take on Inglewood, while New Plymouth Rangers host Peringa. Their matches kick off at 10am on Sunday.

 - Stuff

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