2014 Winter Season: Week 9

  5 June 2014   Jeff Bell   Club News
2014 Winter Season: Week 9

In news that will no doubt sadden the masses, this will be my last weekly round up for quite a while. The good news is I'll be replaced by someone whose writing, in my opinion, is far more enjoyable to read.


Central League

On the back of thumping Upper Hutt, Grant Plumbing Petone had their longest roadtrip of the season when they paid a visit to Park Island. Coming up against a strong Napier side that were sitting in third in Central League it was never going to be easy. Straight from the start Petone were under the pump. Barely getting outside their own half in the first 10 minutes it looked like it could be a long day. Right on 16 minutes, in our first real foray into Napier's half Grant Robson opened the scoring in a bit of a scramble. Prodding the ball through the keepers legs it was 1-0 Petone. Things started to settle a little but Napier were still pushing strong. At the 30th minute Rovers equalised. Now let me tell you, you wouldn't have wanted to blink. Straight from the restart Petone grabbed a second through James Hill. I blinked, I missed it but at least I saw the scoreboard updated. 2-1 halftime to Petone away to Napier, not a bad effort.


Early in the second half it looked a much more even game. Unfortunately though, a tough penalty call after a contentious corner decision gave Napier a way back into the game. Contentious or not, it was a handball in the box and Napier converted the resulting penalty, 2-2. From there Napier looked to have a renewed energy pushing forward and netting another 2 goals to end the game 4-2. After a good game of football the scoreline was a little harsh but in the end Napier took their chances.


Men's Football

In Capital Premier, the Reserves took on Wellington United. Despite going 1-0 up they went down 2-1.


It was a good day in Capital 3 with the Thirds picking up a 4-1 win over Greytown. The Armanis travelled to Masterton and came back with the points after a 3-0 win.


Chicago continued to struggle in Capital 5. Their 6th straight loss, 2-0 to Marist, leaving them last.


The Chuggers had a nice 2-0 win over Wellington United in Capital 8. The other Petone team, Stonecutters continued to score at will with a 9-0 win over Seatoun.


In Capital 9, the Hawk Wasps had a high scoring game against the famed Naenae Nighthawks. In the end both teams shared the spoils with a 4-4 draw.


Capital 10 saw For Shore go down 1-0 to Miramar. The loss sees them start to lose touch with the top half of their group.


Left Over Stew could only muster a 0-0 draw against Tawa in Masters 3. The Mighty Masters had a better time with a 4-1 win over Waterside Karori.


The Dreamers in Masters 4 has a 2-0 loss to Stokes Valley to end their winning streak.


The Under 17A side had a 3-3 draw with Western Suburbs while the B side went down 4-1 away to Greytown.


Women's Football

In their top of the table clash with Tawa, the Pure were hoping to take bragging rights before the tbale reset. Unfortunately it wasn't to be going down 2-1. Despite the loss the girls had done enough to end second in their group. We wish you all the best in your quest for promotion to Women's Premier in the second half of the season!.


In Women's 3 the Paulers were hoping to gain promotion by holding on to second place. After a couple of questionable decisions the girls found themselves down 1-0 at half time. Unfortunately they couldn't turn it around and conceded more. The game ended as a 4-0 loss that probably didn't reflect the evenness of the game.


Junior Football

Hutt Valley 9th Grade Yellow saw the Villagers losing both of their games. Going down 6-1 to Lower Hutt before losing 9-0 to another Petone team, the Wanderers. In their earlier game the Wanderers also had a 5-0 win over Naenae. Also playing in the Yellow Group, the Settlers had a 5-1 win over Upper Hutt 2 before losing 4-3 to Upper Hutt 1.


In 10th Grade Travel League A the Settlers walked away with a 5-2 win over Lower Hutt. They then went on to beat Miramar 4-0. Not a bad day's work for them.


13th Grade Travel League Red saw the Wanderers walk away with a 7-2 win over North Wellington. In Travel League East, the Settlers had a 1-1 draw with Miramar.


Girls Only

The 7th & 8th Grade girls continued on with their good results coming away with 3 wins and a draw from their 4 games. The girls picked up a 3-1 win over Onslow before beating Tawa 3-0. They were held to a 1-1 draw with Brooklyn before winning their last game 1-0 against Hataitai.


In 10th Grade Yellow Petone 1 had a 0-0 draw against Brooklyn before losing their second game 2-0 to Karori. In 10th Grade Black, Petone 2 had a 2-0 loss against Brooklyn before bouncing back with a 3-2 win over Onslow.


In 12th Grade Yellow, Petone had a 1-1 draw with Onlsow before picking up a 3-0 win over Karori.