Melville sport: massive weekend in store for Melville clubs

Melville sport: massive weekend in store for Melville clubs

Melville City Football Club

This weekend Melville City hosts Quinns FC at John Connell Reserve in what promises to be a physical affair.

After claiming a 2-0 win in its last outing against the northern-suburbs side, Melville will be hoping to secure a double over the sixth placed-side and knows a win could bring the club to within a point of the top half of the table.

With Logan McIsaac suspended, the likes of Harry Hoskins and Matt Donlevy will be vital to City’s chances.

Despite its position on the table, Quinns FC has one of the worst defensive records in the competition so fireworks could be on the cards.

Palmyra Rugby Union Club

Palmyra revived its hopes of a semi-final when it wrestled second-placed Nedlands into submission in a wet and wild game last Saturday.

The Palms defensive prowess was on full display in the 20-7 victory, which means Pally is now just three points behind Neddies with four rounds to play.

A trip to Kingsway Reserve to take on bottom of the ladder Wanneroo this weekend presents an opportunity for a bonus point victory and coach Donny Stevenson will be aiming for nothing less.

Melville City Hockey Club

Fresh off a bye, both the men’s and women’s sides host YMCC at Duracraft Stadium on Saturday.

Both Melville sides will be looking to lay the demons of disappointing outings against Fremantle to rest, and should be energised and ready to go from the outset.

On paper, it appears an easier task for the sixth-placed women, with YMCC firmly rooted to the foot of the table with just two draws and eight losses from its 10 outings.

The men, who are also sixth on the ladder, could catapult YMCC into fourth with a victory but face a much tougher proposition against a side that has shown it can mix it with the top teams this season.

Melville Rams Football Club

After a thrilling one-point victory in round 12, the Melville Rams were brought crashing back to earth when they were dismantled 14.12 (96) to 1.8 (14) by Whitford at the weekend.

Worse, a win to Quinns District over Wanneroo means Melville is now bottom of the ladder on percentage and once again staring down the barrel of relegation.

This weekend the Rams are back at home for a re-match with Swan Athletic, a side they beat by seven points back in round five.

Securing the points on Saturday is vital if Melville intends to remain in B Grade next season.