2014 Winter Season: Week 7

  21 May 2014   Jeff Bell   Club News
2014 Winter Season: Week 7

Well it wasn't a particularly flash weekend results wise for Petone FC. The Stonecutters and Left Over Stew the only men's teams to win.


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone travelled to Whitby's Endeavour Park for the second weekend in a row to face Western Suburbs. After a pretty uneventful Chatham Cup loss there last weekend we were hoping for a better showing this time round.


It was a better start for us this time, competing reasonably well in the middle of the park. Unfortunately though, after a string of similar corner tactics Wests blasted one in from a tight angle at back post. Wests were able to pick up a second from the penalty spot after a robust challenge from Jono Blair left their forward sprawled on the grass. Jono almost made amends moments later beating the keeper with a low shot only for it to go just wide of the upright.


The second half was much of the same as we struggled to get any momentum. A couple of half chances all we could lay claim to. In the end Western Suburbs held on to their two goal lead, the loss leaving us lanquishing in 9th place in Central League.


Capital Premier

Grant Plumbing Petone B didn't have a much better time when they came up against University. Losing 4-2, University managed to leapfrog our Reserves. Hopefully it will be an easier time for the lads with a home match against winless Seatoun on Saturday.


Men's Football

In Capital 3, the Third team were held to a 1-1 draw with Marist while the Armanis lost 4-1 to Tawa.


Capital 5 saw Chicago host Brooklyn Northern on Tuesday night. Unfortunately going down 5-0, Chicago sit last in their group.


The Chuggers had a close match against Waterside Karori going down 2-1 in Capital 8. Also in Capital 8, the Stonecutters grabbed a 2-0 win over Island Bay. After 5 matches the Stonecutters sit second on 11 points with the Chuggers bringing up the rear on 2 points.


In Capital 9, the Hawk Wasps had a 2-1 loss to University in the late game on Monday night.


Pickle Jar in Capital 14 didn't have any more success with a 3-0 loss to Tawa. The result keeping them in 4th place, 8 points clear of 5th.


Masters 3 had the Mighty Masters fall 2-0 to North Wellington on Sladden. At the same time Left Over Stew picked up a 3-2 win over Stokes Valley to cheer us up a bit.


On Sunday the Under 17A side had a 3-3 draw with Lower Hutt while our U17B side had a 2-2 draw with Stop Out.


Women's Football

Things went a fair bit better for the our women's teams.


Playing the early game, the Pure fought hard for a 1-0 win over a well drilled Upper Hutt side. Good chances for both sides with both keepers making some crucial saves. Jade Morrissey netting once again. The win enough to keep the Pure second in Women's 1 before this weekend's match against bottom of the table Marist.


In the late game, the Paulers looked strong against a shaky Brooklyn Northern side in Women's 3. Andrea Carter sliding the ball past the keeper for the first goal. Hayley Potter adding to her tally late in the second half to make it 2-0. The win putting more space between the Paulers in second place and their closest challengers.


Junior Football

Hutt Valley 10th Grade Yellow saw the Villagers lose their first game 2-1 to Naenae before coming back and winning their second 7-1 over Upper Hutt.


Hutt Valley 12th Grade saw both the Nomads and Villagers in action. The Nomads unfortunately going down 2-1 to Upper Hutt while the Villagers had a 4-0 win away to Eastbourne.


In 13th Grade Travel League Red, the Settlers had a solid 4-1 win over Wellington College.


Girls Only

In 7th & 8th Grade Yellow, Petone picked up four wins. Beating Karori 4-1, Wellington United 3-2, Tawa 8-0 and Hataitai 4-1.


In 10th Grade Yellow, unfortunately Petone 1 had two losses, losing 8-1 to North Wellington and 1-0 to Hataitai. In the Black division Petone 2 lost their first game 6-2 to Brooklyn before bouncing back and winning their second game 3-2 against Upper Hutt.


12th Grade Yellow saw Petone come away with two 2-1 wins over Seatoun and North Wellington respectively.