2014 Winter Season : Week 13

  6 July 2014   Sam Boyd   Club News
2014 Winter Season : Week 13

A week that saw not a lot of "W"'s on the Mens side but, as we are coming to get used to, the Women are flying and our kids are flinging in goals and ignoring the cold, cold wintery mornings!


It's the weekly review y'all!


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone were out at Wakefield Park at the unfriendly time of 5.45pm up against Olympic. The lads unfortunately went down by the single goal. Let’s get a run down of the game through the wise eyes of Michael Pickering and Dan Whittington…


It was a cold evening out at Wakefield Park for a dinner time kick-off. The match ended up a drab affair with very few chances for either team. Petone, especially, couldn't get anything to go in the final third, even though they seemed to rattle Olympic early with our high pressure tactics. A moment of class from Sam Blackburn from Olympic (which has created quite a hostile flatting environment for Pickers and Dan) ended up being the difference between the two teams, as he struck a quality shot from outside the box which flew past Simon Rippon into the top corner.


You could have been easily excused for turning around to watch the Chatham Cup match between Miramar & Island Bay, which was playing on the adjacent field and ended up being a much more exciting game - with Island Bay becoming the first team to beat Miramar this season. Island Bay to go on to win the cup? They're the home of the best sausages so adding the Chatham Cup would make it the place to be!


The match opened up in the end as Petone tried to pile players forward, bringing on former Olympic player Taban Makoii for his first taste of Petone 1st team action. Still we couldn't get any decent shots on goal, but managed to snuff out any further counter-attacks from Olympic at the same time and so it stayed 1-0.


Benn Dawson again picked up the Man of the Match gong for his hard work and graft in the middle of the pitch.


Mens Football

Once again our Reserves had a tough time, going down 4-1 to a strong Miramar line-up. Our 3rd team had an impressive 3-2 victory over Wharfies. Also in Cap 3 the Armanis went down 5-2 to Marist. Petone Hawk Wasps got taken down 6-1 v Waterside Karori. Petone Chicago went down by a single goal to Upper Hutt. The Chuggers had a narrow 3-2 loss to Island Bay. The Stonecutters had a boomer 5-0 triumph over Seatoun. Petone For Shore went down 2-1 to Wellington United. In the Tuesday night game on the turf Station Village Pickle Jar punished North Wellington 6-1!


In the Masters category results weren't that flash… The Dreamers went down 2-0 to Vic Uni and Left Over Stew going down 3-2. At least the Mighty Masters got something with a 2-2 draw with Upper Hutt.


**We need to hear who scored and any big moments in these matches guys! If you have any info let us know on our Facebook page. We want to give credit where credits due!**


Womens Football

Under the new banner of proud new sponsor Tall Poppy Real Estate both our Women’s teams had great wins. Tall Poppy Petone beating Wellington United 2-0 and Tall Poppy Petone Reserves destroying North Wellington 6-1! Goalscorers for the Reserves were Hayley Potter and Hannah Carey both with doubles and a goal each to Jo Morrissey and Andrea Carter.


Here is a match report from Tall Poppy Petone's 2-0 victory.


It was a comfortable home win against Wellington Utd for Tall Poppy Petone. Petone scored in the first minute with Bianca Mueller getting onto a lob over the back line and hammering it home. A second followed closely after - Petone winning possession in their third and moving it forward to Jade Morrissey to curl into the top far corner. With the wind then in the second half, Petone were hoping to notch a few more goals but a spirited performance from the Wellington keeper thwarted that plan. Bianca Mueller was also unlucky with a header hitting the bar. Petone were missing some attacking options with injuries to Georgia Fabish and Hayley Smith who both would have made an impact. Overall it was another strong performance and the way Petone kept possession was a pleasing sight to view.


Junior Football

A chilly Friday night saw two Petone teams playing under the lights at Memorial Park. The 13th Wanderers in Travelling B League had the early game unfortunately going down to Lower Hutt, followed by the 14th Settlers who played some impressive football against Tawa, but weren’t able to secure any points, narrowly losing 2-1.


With the rest of the 14th grade games washout last weekend, the 13th Grade played on with the Settlers taking the win against Onslow 3-2, and the Villagers having another tight game against local rivals Stop Out but sadly coming out on the wrong side of the 4-3 result.


In the 12th Grade last weekend the Settlers also took on an Onslow side and had an impressive win at home, taking the game 4-1! This is the team they drew with in the last round – so great result. The 12th grade Wanderers headed to a boggy Riverside North for their game against Karori. There were 11 goals scored in the match! But unfortunately not a win for The Wanderers.


Finally this week we will put the spotlight on the 11th Grade, with the Wanderers taking on Carterton at Trentham, after being transferred. A good result with the team taking the win 2-1. The Settlers also came out on top after having their game transferred to a bone chattering Churton Park, beating Wellington United 5-3. The other three teams in the 11th Grade managed to share a win, a loss and a draw to round off the weekend. A pot pourri of results!


Don’t forget with the School Holidays fast approaching there is no junior football on 12/13 July. Although there is still plenty of space on the July Fun Football Holiday Programme for those of you keen for some extra practice. http://www.petonefootball.org/news/311-july-2014-school-holiday-fun-football-programme