2014 Winter Season : Week 15

  20 July 2014   Sam Boyd   Club News
2014 Winter Season : Week 15

A spirit-lifting win for our top team, more top stuff from our Women and a whole hosts of results from the rest. Meanwhile our Juniors took a break to go to the movies and invade Queensgate. The World Cup is all over but the Blue Army marches on.. It's the Weekly Review!


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone had a good 3-1 win over Palmerston North Marist in the Central League. Played at the mysteriously-designed Memorial Park in Palmy with a very dusky, moody light around, this was a game Petone really felt they could win. They completely dominated the first half and scored early via a tidy curled finish by George Milne. With Petone running right over the top of the Marist midfield and space galore on the wings for Archer and Ebert it was only a matter of time before a second goal followed. Paul Whitmarsh was the scorer with a great finish just inside the 18 yard box after a flowing attack down the right. Half time arrived as the rain decided to make a cheeky apperance. Petone came out in the second half looking to continue their dominance but the performance completely fell flat as Marist quickly pulled one back via a nice through ball to their on-rushing striker. Marist were looking to get a second and pull level but we always looked to have them under control. With Chris Conroy and friends roaring from the grandstand and egging the lads on we closed the game out with a 3rd. Some great work from Taban Makoii down the left saw him cross the ball beautifully across the goal to Jake Theron, who tucked the ball away promptly. Whilst never really in major trouble in the second half that 3rd goal calmed fears and we controlled the game until the final whistle blew. Back at the Rugby dominated clubrooms Graham Little attempted the best speech he could over drinking games being played down the back and awarded the MOTM to George Milne for another top performance in the midfield. The lads had a quick bite from the generous food supplied and then jumped on the party bus for one of the great rides home… DRINKS BREAK!


Men's Football

Another tough game for our Reserves saw us go down 3-0 to the league leaders Stop Out. Over in Cap 3 our 3rd team went down by the single goal to North Wellington. The Armanis though went over to fashionable Greytown and dispatched the locals 3-1!


The Stonecutters had a 3-1 loss to Brooklyn Northern in a top of the table tussle. Petone Hawk Wasps put North Wellington in their pocket with a 3-0 victory in Cap 9. Petone Chicago went down 4-3 to Olympic in an action packed game on the Turf. No dice for Station Village Petone Pickle Jar as they went down 3-0 to Tawa.


In the Monday night game at Wakefield Petone For Shore got a 1-1 draw with Olympic. Then on Tuesday night out at Wellington College Petone Chuggers got up 3-0 over Seatoun which included a 30m screamer from Matt Carnihan!


In the Masters world we had three top results. Dreamers brushed past Island Bay 2-0, Mighty Masters taught North Wellington a lesson with a 4-0 thumping, then to complete a good weekend for our Masters legion, Left Over Stew grabbed a point with Waterside in a 0-0 draw.


Women's Football

Two more wins and one done without even sliding the shinpads on!


Tall Poppy Petone got a win by default with Brooklyn. Clearly Brooklyn looked at the fixture and went "Oh no, no - not these guys. Let's just leave it aye?". A good call made there.

Tall Poppy Petone Reserves moved to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over North Wellington. Goalscorers were Hannah Carey and Jo Morrissey. It was an all round top team performance and super keeper Sophie Badland took the player of the day.


Junior Football

There was no junior footy played due to school holidays.