Winter Season 2015: Week 1

  9 April 2015   Sam Boyd   Club News

A casual first up weekly review as we ease into a new season. Future reviews will see all teams covered and reports from players and coaches. We need your help with that and will be chasing you up for content. We want all teams to be covered not just the "big guns"! So be prepared to be approached!


Review. Starts. Now...


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone started their Central League with a win and a loss. On Good Friday out at Ascot Park the lads tucked away Tawa 4-0. Tawa were rather lucky in the first 45 with the Blues spurning a host of chances. The second half was a different affair. Sam Greene clicked the scoreboard into action with his first goal for Petone and there would be three more visits into the net for the Tawa keeper. Van Elia got a penalty to also notch his first goal for the Blues and there was also one-a-piece to, eventual man of the match Reiner Bauerfiend and Bob Berry... who, yes you guessed it, also got his scoring underway for the Blues! Boompha! Nice start gents.


Easter Monday saw a visit to Memorial Park from Olympic. Played in conditions best describe as warm but with constant threats of a downpour, the game rolled into action at 3pm. Petone started well and took an early lead through Sam Greene. Olympic then took the game by the scruff of the neck and scored two goals (one an unfortunately well-finished own goal) to lead 2-1 at the half.


Petone started the second half in positive fashion. After some pinball action in the Olympic box that saw a number of Blue players have a crack, the ball fell to George Milne who powered it home and level the game up again.


Olympic would regain the lead not long after with a great run and finish to Sam Blackburn. Petone then dominated the last twenty as they searched for an equalizer but it wasn't to be. The final whistle went and the Greeks had taken the choccies 3-2. Some would suggest a draw may have been fair but in the end that extra bit of class from Olympic got them home. Man of the match for the Blues was Sam Greene who made it two goals from two games with his early strike.


Our Reserves started their Capital Premier campaign also on Good Friday facing Olympic. Another new face to the club Adam Church was to prove the difference between the two teams as he secured a double to get Petone home 3-2. The Blues other scorer on the day was the always exciting Tavonga Mahowa.


The Reserves would then play Wellington United on the Turf on Monday and things went horribly wrong. I don't think there is any need to reveal the score here but let’s just say it was a game that is best forgotten from all involved. We move on…


Womens Football

As we all know last season was a monumentally massive season for our ladies. Things are going so well we have been able to introduce a third team to our playing ranks. We have also welcomed Powerex on as major sponsors of Womens football at Petone FC.


How did the first lot of competitive games go? Pretty damned snazzy really!


Powerex Petone were on the Turf on Monday at 1pm and they were facing Stop Out in Women’s Premier League action. They proceeded to bang in 9 unanswered goals! Awesome. Goals came via two hat-tricks… One to Bianca Mueller and one to Heather Williamson, a double to Jade Morrissey and one for Catherine Hosie. Normal service has resumed.


Powerex Petone Reserves went down 2-0 to Tawa despite dominating possession. Coach Paul Martin wasn’t too disheartened and overall was happy with the performance. Player of the match for the Reserves was Tammy Ka.


The newly unveiled Petone Power Rangers played over on #2 and were up against North Wellington in the Executive Plate. A great 2-1 win occurred and goals came from Andrea Carter and the forever young Kristy Whalen! A great team performance and the next round beckons.


So that’s it for a slightly shorter Weekly Review. We will see you for edition two next week with more to feast your eyes over and hopefully a barnful of wins to make your belly feel warm.