Times Sport Preview: Melville City Hockey Club facing testing last week, and Melville City Soccer Club hopes to bounce back

Melville City Hockey Club

Melville City’s men welcome back Olympian Matthew Swann for the last game of the regular season against Suburban Lions at Duracraft Stadium from 2.30pm on Sunday.

Melville must win to lock up third place and secure a double chance in the finals.

Lions are currently bottom of the ladder with just one win from the season and a solid victory for Melville will help it carry momentum into the finals.

The women’s playoff hopes came to an abrupt end with a 4-0 loss to North Coast Raiders last weekend and they are locked into a sixth-place finish, regardless of the outcome of their game with eighth-placed Lions on Sunday.

Melville City Football Club

Melville looks to regroup from a heavy loss to Joondalup when it takes on league leaders Fremantle City in this weekend’s derby at Hilton Reserve.

The good news is State Schoolboy’s representatives Logan McIsaac, Shane Boyle, George Festa and Rion Robertson will be fully rested after their efforts in helping WA to a bronze medal last week.

The bad news is that Fremantle has lost just once in a dominant State League Division 2 campaign, although it was held to a 0-0 draw against Melville at Len Shearer Reserve back in round nine.

Melville’s senior women’s side squares off with Northern Redbacks in the grand final of the State Cup at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday.

Currently fifth on the Women’s State Premier League ladder, Melville faces a tough ask against the competition leading Redbacks.

The sides have met twice so far this season, with Redbacks winning the first encounter 1-0 and the second ending in a 2-2 draw.

Melville’s under-14 girls are also into a cup grand final, taking on Joondalup City on Sunday.