Tough semifinal for Metro

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Last updated 05:00 27/11/2012

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Invercargill-based Metropolitan have drawn leading Dunedin club Green Island in the semifinals of the Southland/Otago club knockout competition on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Tigers was the first team drawn out to host a semifinal, with Dunedin clubs University-Grange and Kaikorai squaring off in the other semifinal in Dunedin on the same day.

Metro advanced to the semifinal stage of the knockout competition after recording a tense, three-wicket win over Carisbrook-Dunedin in the quarterfinal.

Green Island is regarded as the form team in Dunedin at the moment and is favoured to win the Dunedin club competition, so will provide a stern test for the Southland club.

The winners of the Southland/Otago knockout competition will advance to the national finals in Auckland.

The club knockout game will be played at the Metro ground at Queens Park on Sunday starting at 11am.

A Southland XI will play Otago under-19 on the main ground at Queens Park on Sunday, giving Southland coach Steve Jackson a chance to cast his eye over plenty of Hawke Cup prospects.

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