2014 Winter Season : Week 16

  25 July 2014   Sam Boyd   Club News

Cancellations had a fair say (was it really that bad?) and the Women kept on soaring! Let's boil the jug, grab the Tim Tams (you can have 2 max, 3 if you didn't have much for dinner) and peruse the Weekly Review!


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone faced Miramar at David Farrington Park and boy it looked liked the Blues had it for a time there. Petone came flying out the gates ready to go. Playing some great stuff we were soon 2-0 up. Firstly George Milne scored a goal very similar to that of James Rodriguez of Colombia. Milne only had one idea and it was getting the ball down and scoring. Real Madrid could be on the phone shortly George so stay calm. The second came via Taban Makoii who has been a revelation since signing for the Blues. Taban did what he does best taking on players at will and then finishing with critical aplomb. It was a giddy time for Petone and texts of their lead were flying around Wellington like Cats on injured Mice. But..and is the sign of a great team, Miramar started the comeback. Shortly after half-time it was 2-2 and, unsurprisingly, despite Dan Clarke's efforts Miramar found a 3rd and winning goal.


A missed opportunity some may say but hats off to Miramar who are clearly the best team in the league this season.


Mens Football

A heap of cancellations saw very few Petone teams in action.


Our Reserves had another tough game, this time v Island Bay, and went down 4-1. It's getting a bit tight down the bottom of the table and we wish the boys all the best as they try to climb out of the muck. We are sure Scott and the lads can get a a couple of positive results in the upcoming weeks to right the ship.


In the other Saturday games..Petone Chicago got into all sorts of trouble going down 8-1 to Vic Uni. The Stonecutters however had a strong 3-1 win over Wharfies and then hooned upstairs to the Clubrooms to perform sensationally in the annual Quiz.


In the Monday night games on the Turf the Hawk Wasps went down 3-1 to Island Bay and out on sunny Wakefield The Chuggers got put aside 5-1 by Brooklyn. Stupid Monday's! Ban them.


In Under 17's action our A's beat Lower Hutt 4-2, yeah boy! The B's had no luck going down 3-0 to Stop Out.


Womens Football

And the wins they keep on a-coming! Cha-hoooo!


Tall Poppy Petone glided past Upper Hutt 4-1 with double trouble from Duffin and Mueller!


Then Tall Poppy Petone Reserves secured promotion to Division 2 with a humongous 6-0 smashing of Brooklyn! Goals came quickly and freely via the magic of a Hannah Carey brace, Michelle Lewis, Linda Messenger, Hayley Potter and Jo Morrissey.


This is a vintage Petone season for our Women and we are loving every minute.


Junior Football

Our Juniors were absolutely pinging to play this weekend after having a break the week before. But Mother Nature clearly didn't get that memo and there were a fair few cancellations unfortunately.


Our 14th grade Villagers had the result of the weekend dismantling Upper Hutt 8-0!


In 13th Grade action the Settlers faced Island Bay. The Settlers lead 2-0 at the break and despite a mini Island Bay revival the Blue team went on to win 4-2 and stay joint 2nd on the table. The Wanderers also had a good result drawing 2-2 with Karori.


The 9th grade was the only grade that managed a full round of games. The Settlers and Wanderers headed up to Trentham to take on the top Upper Hutt teams. There were plenty of goals flying in and Petone took the honours in all games. The Villagers picked up two wins firstly smashing Stop Out 7-0 and then a tighter match v Eastbourne saw them win 2-1.


In the 8th grade we had a round of in-house games. You can see some cool pics from those games on our website.


Girls Only

The Girls Only league completed a round of games on Sunday. The 8th grade getting four wins out of four!


In the 10th grade Petone 1 went down narrowly to Upper Hutt in their only game of the day. Petone 2 had two results of 3-1...a victory and a loss.


10 goals were scored in the 12th Grade match with Onslow and victory went to the visitors.