2014 Winter Season : Week 17

  31 July 2014   Sam Boyd   Club News
2014 Winter Season : Week 17

A week that saw very few teams in action: BUT… Grant Plumbing Petone taught Miramar a lesson; and the women? You know what the Women did? Its what they always do, and our Juniors had a boo bam wow of a time!


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Central League

What a way to finish off a great weekend of football! Grant Plumbing Petone had an excellent 4-2 win over the previously undefeated league leaders, Miramar.


Miramar got off to a flying start and went two goals up inside 20 minutes, thanks to some superb strikes from Henry Fa’arodo and Sam Mason-Smith. At this stage it looked like it was going to be a Sunday afternoon stroll through the (‘Memorial’) park, but the two goals seemed to bring Petone to life. There were plenty of chances for both teams throughout the rest of the half but Taban Makoii scored with a composed finish to halve the deficit before half time. Taban has been in red-hot form since coming to Petone and we are as proud as punch to have him safely tucked in our catchment area.


It was a slow start to the second half, but on the 60 minute mark came the game-changing moment. Our American import, Cameron Troutman (Team 'Merica), playing his last game for Petone, went down with an injury which saw Stick and his lucky socks enter the game. The big man went on to score not one, not two, but three clinically taken goals to give Petone an unassailable lead and a memorable victory, wrecking Miramar’s hope of a perfect season. With his second hat-trick of the season Stick moved to the top of the golden boot race for the Central League with 13 goals. Odds at the start of the season for Stick to be Golden Boot were 200-1 - not even passionate gambler Richard McLay got on that spicy offer. We love ya Stick!


Grant Plumbing Petone now face Upper Hutt @ 3.30pm on Saturday at Maidstone.


Men's Football

Only two other Petone Men's teams in action and, dammit - they both lost. Chuggers went down 4-1 to Wharfies on Sunday and Chicago were beaten 4-0 by Eastbourne on the Monday night Turf game.


Both Under 17 teams played however; the B's got into all sorts going down 7-1 to Wests, meanwhile the A's had a 3-3 draw with Olympic.


A full bevie of games this weekend and the forecast predicts wins aplenty for the Blue legion!


Women's Football

Look you know how it goes now with the Tall Poppy Petone crew... Domination.


Tall Poppy Petone Reserves played out a 3-3 with Vic University. A poor first half performance saw the ladies come back from 3-1 down to snatch a point and keep them top of the table. A point from next week's game will see them promoted as champions! Goal-scorers for the Reserves were Hannah Carey, Hayley Potter and Andrea Carter.


Tall Poppy Petone meanwhile came back from 2-0 down to beat Island Bay 3-2, and gain promotion into Premier for 2015! Goal scorers were Bianca Mueller, Jade Morrissey and Georgia Fabish. And then… On Monday night Wests and Vic Uni drew 3-3 to confirm that TALL POPPY PETONE ARE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!! Get in!


We keep on saying it, and will keep on saying it, this is a simply stunning season for our Women. Simply awesome. Good luck to the Reserves this weekend as they also aim to finish top of the table!


Junior Football

A busy start to Saturday for our junior teams, with another festival day on the main turf for 7th and 8thgrade and a full round of games on Sladden Park - check out our website for some action shots of our up and coming stars in First Kicks. With over 70 kids turning up each weekend in this grade, it makes for an exercise of military precision just to get the games started!


This week we will take a look at the 10th Grade – with the Settlers heading away out to Kura Park to play Onslow and KCU. Onslow had been unbeaten all season and continued to prove tough opposition for our boys who fought hard but were defeated 2-0. They came back strong in the second game to win 2-0 against KCU. In the Hutt Valley league, the 10th Villagers headed over the hill to misty Arakura Park to face Wainui and Stokes Valley. Despite it being a cold start to the day, they came away with two wins. Too good!


Mixed results for the other 10th Grade teams with the Nomads and Travellers securing a draw in one of their games, with the Nomads going down to Naenae in the their second game and the Travellers defeating Upper Hutt 2-0.


In the 12th Grade, the Settlers took on local rivals Lower Hutt over at Sladden and whilst they had plenty of chances, they unfortunately were on the wrong side of the 2-0 scoreline.


Some other results over the weekend – the 14th Wanderers drew with Stop Out 5-5! And the 14thVillagers fought hard but lost to Lower Hutt 7-6. That is a quite frankly ridiculous amount of goals!


We can’t forget our girls teams who headed south on Sunday to their local hubs. The 7/8th Grade team faced Miramar, Karori and Onslow and remained undefeated over their four games, awesome stuff! In the 10th Grade, Petone 1 drew against Karori but went down to BNU, and Petone 2 secured two close wins against Onslow and BNU.


It is hard to believe there is only a month to go for this season! Good luck for this weekend guys!