North Shore Mariners should provide a decent game.
I watched NSM play CCM Academy in the pre-season as my nephew was playing for NSM.
- I could see then they had a very strong side and told the boy he'd have a task getting a spot in the starting XI, he subsequently left not happy with coming off the bench wanting more game time to develop himself.
So I wasnt surprised they finished their NPL2 season crowned as Premiers after topping the ladder in first BUT ... they then went on to LOSE the Grand Final; 6-3 to the Patrick Zwaanswijk coached Hills United FC (who finished 2nd on the Ladder).
NSM will be out for some redemption perhaps, as well as quite a few looking to put themselves in the shop-window.