4 Dec 2010

NZ teams face long road to French Polyensia in O-League

10:31 am on 4 December 2010

The O-League football tournament resumes competition today with New Zealand's two teams both facing daunting road trips in French Polynesia.

2008 champions Waitakere United face New Caledonian champions Magenta in Noumea, while 2009 victors Auckland City are in Tahiti to face winless Tefana.

Auckland City's captain, James Pritchett, says with Waitakere level on points at the top of the ladder, they're conscious that they need to keep scoring.

"For us, it's getting points, and goals are a huge thing in the O-League as you know as a lot of people know, it always comes down to us and Waitakere. So it always comes down to a draw and how many goals all we've got. So three points is a must, you know that's first on our minds, you know to bang in as many goals as we can as well."

James Pritchett.

In Group A Vanuatu champions Amicale host Koloale FC, while the Lautoka Hekari United game has been postponed due to Hekari being in Abu Dhabi for the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.