JOHN KRETLOW - Friday, October 28, 2011
Mason Trafford and Josh Wicks look to help IFK Mariehamn notch a win against Honka while Etchu Tabe and relegated RoPS take on VPS in the final round of the Veikkausliiga season.
IFK Mariehamn - Honka
Mason Trafford and Josh Wicks hope to help IFK Mariehamn as they take on Honka in the season's last game.
Trafford started and went the distance in Mariehamn's loss to JJK. Wicks did not feature. Both are likely to see the field this weekend.
Prior to Wednesday's loss, Mariehamn had won two in a row. They hope to finish the season off strong with a win.
Honka need a win in order to have a chance for a Europa League spot. Inter Turku and JJK currently have two points more then Honka and they hold the Europa League spots.
Mariehamn's Aleksei Kangaskolkka, Ekhiabhi Okodugha, Mikko Paatelainen, and Markus Paatelainen are all questionable to feature due to injury.
VPS - RoPS
Etchu Tabe and relegated RoPS take on VPS in the final game of the season.
Tabe started and went the distance in RoPS' midweek loss to HJK. He is likely to feature once again this weekend.
VPS' Guiseppe Funicello, who arrived there on loan from Mariehamn, has not featured of late and is not likely to play Saturday.
RoPS were mathematically relegated a couple weeks ago, but they still would like to finish their season strong before they head to the Ykkönen.
VPS are currently in the bottom half of the standings but they have finished their season strong as they have only lost once in the last six games. They hope to add an exclamation mark to their strong play of late with a win this weekend.