NAPIER - Hawke’s Bay United will look to clinch their maiden playoff berth this weekend, when they host Canterbury United at Bluewater Stadium this Sunday.
The race for a place in the grand final is delicately poised at the halfway point of the ASB Youth League after an upset in the deep south, a big win in the Super City and a thrilling draw in the Hawke's Bay.
The scheduling of a Waitangi Day round in the ASB Youth League presents the opportunity for coaches to freshen up their match day squads with players with ASB Premiership experience.
The race for top spot in the northern conference is heating up after Auckland City and the Northern-based U-17s maintained their unbeaten records in round four ASB Youth League action.
DUNEDIN - A 3-1 win over Otago United sees Hawke's Bay United leapfrog Auckland City into second place and sets up a four way playoff logjam.