/Match of the Week – 26 Nov 17

Match of the Week – 26 Nov 17

This is a MASSIVE weekend for Crusaders as they play a double header against southern suburbs foes, VOB Macaws (on Saturday) followed up by Athlone A’s (on Sunday). If Crusaders do not win at least one of these two games they will be in deep trouble.
A’s have the pitching depth which not many clubs have and Crusaders are going to be in all sorts of trouble if they use too many pitchers in their Saturday game against VOB. After surprising everyone by going 4-0 in the first few weeks, the wheels have started coming off and Crusaders are on a 3 game losing streak going into this weekend. Grant “Cappy” Robertson will be looking to steady the ship and plot how to use his youthful staff effectively in order to snap the streak and right the ship again.
However, Carl Michaels and A’s will be on their own mission to get their season going after a disastrous start to their season. They have started climbing the log ladder again and will not be in a generous mood knowing that two wins this weekend gets them comfortably back into the top 6 before the league is split at the end of January.
A bigger weekend for both teams there will not be. Two wins gets them some breathing space and two losses gets them in panic-mode.
Will Crusaders have anything left to take this one from A’s or will A’s continue the revival?