2014 Winter Season : Week 14

  13 July 2014   Sam Boyd   Club News
2014 Winter Season : Week 14

We know you're all having an early night before the World Cup final, but how about quick squiz of the Weekly Review before bed!


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone suffered another close loss this time going down 3-2 to Wairarapa. Rapa lead 2 nil at the break, one of the goals a halfway speculator by Hamish Watson. Petone regrouped in the second half and pulled on back via Paul Whitmarsh (a disappointing jump for joy though by the big man's standards). It then looked liked we had snatched a draw when Taban Makoii, who had been a constant attacking threat, grabbed his first for the Blues. But it wasn't to be as Wairarapa grabbed a late winner after an error in the box. A draw would have been the fair result in this match but Hamish Watson was the difference and easily the best player on the pitch.


Mens Football

Another tough weekend for our Reserves this time going down by the single goal to Wharfies.


Our Thirds continued their fine season with a 4-1 triumph over the hill v Masterton. Goalscorers there were a couple of doubles to Liam Smith and Tom Heaps. Also in Cap 3 Armanis fell 3 -1 to Wharfies.


Station Village Petone Pickle Jar shared a 6 goal bonanza with Vic Uni ending in a 3 all draw. The Hawk Wasps got a vital 1-0 win over Stop Out in a super tight Cap 9 league. The Chuggers tugh season contiuned with a 4-2 loss to Wharfies. Also in Cap 8 on Wednesday night The Stonecutters stayed joint top after a 3-2 win over Wellington United. Goalscorers for the 'Cutters were Sam, Matty G and Guy. In Cap 10 on Monday night on the Turf Petone For Shore got a smashing 4-1 win over Upper Hutt.


In the Masters catchment area The Dreamers fell 3-1 to Brooklyn, Left Over Stew went down by 4 to Seatoun BUT Mighty Masters got up 2-1 over Tawa!


Both our Under 17 teams were in action and both had miserable days. The A's went down 5-2 to Wests and the B's were involved in a seven goal thriller but went down 4-3 to Naenae.


Womens Football

More strong results for our Tall Poppy Petone Womens teams.


Here is a quick review of Tall Poppy Petone Reserves match...


TPP Reserves battled out a hard fought 0-0 draw with IBU on Sunday afternoon. We were under the pump for most of the first 45 minutes only managing one quick break away. Sophie Badland was in smart form in goal thwarting IBU on several occasions. The second half saw the Reserves on the attack more frequently with some gorgeous through balls from Hannah "Noo Noo" Carey. Jo Morrissey had a slight chance to secure the 3 points but her shot drifted just wide. When IBU broke forward the defensive line stood firm. Donna Wright won everything in the air and Captain Michelle Lewis lead by example and battled and contested for everything in a great performance. Over all though a 0-0 result was a fair result.


And now the wrap-up from Tall Poppy Petone's convincing 4-1 win over North Wellington.


The first thirty minutes were a mixed bag and definitely not our finest performance. The bobbly grass meant our usual slick-passing, one-two game plan was not panning out and North Wellington starved us of possession due to their preferred style of play which is plenty of long balls. Going down 1-nil in the thirteenth minute was not the start we had envisaged. Eventually we settled and despite a few excellent attacking plays, we had a tough time finding the back of the net. Just before half time Vanessa Pickin got us back in the game with a brilliant strike from outside the 18-yard box. After some encouragement and feedback from Sam, the second half was a different story and a pleasure to watch. Petone easily controlled the game and played their own style of football. A solid defence meant keeper Michelle Ross had little to do. Plenty of good runs were made and possession was in the correct half for the majority. Bianca Mueller was rewarded for her persistence with a goal at the near post and Jade Morrissey sealed the deal with a couple of calmly slotted shots making the final score a fair reflection of the overall game.


Tall Poppy Petone are up against Brooklyn United at home on the 13th and after a draw in the last round, the girls will be hungry for a win and the chance to further extended their goal lead on the table.


A wonderful win for our top Womens team and a big, big thank you to the players taking time to write match reviews for the Weekly review!


Junior Football

The last round of games before the school holidays produced some good results for our Juniors. The 13th grade Villagers were too strong for Wainui taking out the game 5-0 on the turf at Petone. The 13th Settlers were away from home at Wakefield and overcame a strong Miramar team 3-1.


In the 9th Grade last week there were a few Petone teams playing each other, which is inevitable when there are three Petone teams in the one league! In the Black league, the Travellers took the points against the Villagers, and in the Yellow league the Settlers defeated the Wanderers 2-1.


The 10th Grade Settlers could have had a fairly relaxed Saturday after BNU defaulted. That said they couldn’t help themselves and after the main game against Eastbourne, they mixed it up again for a friendly, you can never have too much Football! The 10th Grade Villagers had two wins, one against Naenae and the other in a local derby against Lower Hutt (3-0).


In the Girls only league on Sunday the 7/8th Grade team scored 11 goals across their four games and turned out an impressive 3 wins out of 4. The Girls 12th Grade team had a narrow win against North Wellington 2-1 and secured a 2-2 draw against Seatoun. The 10th Grade Girls shared it out a bit with a win and a loss for each team.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend off – junior football resumes on weekend of 19/20 July.