Wairarapa-United will be taking nothing for granted when they play bottom of the table Maycenvale in Hastings this weekend.
Unbeaten in the Central League this season Wairarapa are hot favourites to win the championship. On form, bagging three competition points should therefore be just a formality for the Phil Keinzley-coached side.
But Keinzley is quick to point out that such is the level of football in the league that no team can be under-estimated, you only have to look at last season for evidence of that, he says.
Keinzley understands Maycenvale have picked up a couple of new players in recent weeks that until now have not been cleared to play.
"So potentially they could be a lot stronger than what their form might suggest," he says.
Wairarapa made it five wins in a row last weekend, easily accounting for Wellington United 3-1 in Carterton.
Adam Cowan opened the scoring but the visitors levelled the scores before the half-time break.
Wairarapa dominated the second half, scoring through Suele Soromon and Paul Ryder. The match saw new Miramar recruit Daren Cheriton take the field for the first time for Wairarapa United.
Wairarapa United has a big weekend the following week, hosting defending champions Miramar on the Saturday and then heading to Taranaki on Monday for a Chatham Cup elimination match against the New Plymouth Rangers.
- Wairarapa News