13 Apr 2013

Sport: Waitakere United chasing vital away win in Tahiti

1:09 pm on 13 April 2013

Waitakere United football coach Paul Marshall says tonight's match against away to Tahitian champions Dragon is huge if they want to stay in contention for the Oceania Champions League playoffs.

Waitakere were beaten 3-1 last weekend by cross-town rivals Auckland City, and have just one point from two matches in Group B.

The top two teams from each group advance to the semi finals and Paul Marshall says another loss would put the on the brink of an early exit.

"To a degree it's make or break. It's not all over if we don't succeed this weekend but it kind of is if you like. If we don't get three points here and Auckland City beat Mont Dore at home, which I predict they will, we're leaving it in Auckland City's hands and they won't do us any favours, just like we wouldn't do them any favours if our roles were reversed. At the end of the day we've got to win this weekend - we know that."

Also today, Group B leaders Auckland City host New Caledonia's Mont Dore while in Group A Ba and Amicale FC play their first home matches of the campaign against Hekari United and Solomon Warriors.