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Mad scramble for men’s playoff spots

In the women’s division, the playoffs have been set with defending champions Tafuna Jets taking on Utulei Youth while PanSa plays against Lion Heart. The Tafuna-Utulei game is a re-play of last year’s 7-A-Side championship game that the Jets won 1-0.
FC SKBC, the No. 1 team in the competition, is secure in its spot with a nine-point lead over its closest opponent while up for grabs are the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 spots by teams ranked No. 2-No. 6.
PanSa is No. 2 with 24 points, Utulei Youth at No. 3 with 23, followed by Lion Heart at No. 4 with 22 points. Lion Heart and Green Bay are tied with 22 points each but the Ili’ili based team has the differential in goals edge with 16 to the Faga’alu-based team’s three goals.
At No. 6 is Vaiala Tongan with 21 points and they, along with Lion Heart and Green Bay, can overtake Pansa and Utulei. PanSa and Utulei Youth do not have completed their season and all they can do is watch from the sidelines and hope Vaiala Tongan and Green Bay lose.
The final round, playoff semi-finals and championship games for the men and women’s divisions will all be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
Lion Heart needs a win or a draw to stay in the top four of the standings — a win will give them the No. 2 spot while a draw sees them at either No. 3 or No. 4. Lion Heart plays against Atu’u Broncos on Saturday.
For Green Bay, only a win will earn them a spot in the playoffs whereas a draw will see them exit on goals difference. Green Bay’s final opponent is the competition’s top seed, FC SKBC.
As for Vaiala Tongan, they need to win and hope for a loss or a draw by one of the two teams ahead of them — Lion Heart and Green Bay. A win will have them tied together with PanSa with 24 points each, but in terms of a difference in goals, both are tied with 14 apiece. A win will give Vaiala Tongan the edge in goals difference over PanSa.

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