Winter Season 2015: Week 7

  20 May 2015   Comms team   Club News

Men's Football


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone 1 (Rich McLay) v Stop Out 2


Sam Boyd and friends watched from the balcony whilst enjoying a cold Dutch beer or two...


With a host of cancellations running terror on Wellington football a good crowd turned up to watch this Central League clash. Petone came into the match in good form and were looking to pick up 3 points to progress up the table. Stop Out, coached by Chris Sambrooke, had other ideas and this would be a game they totally deserved to win.


The first half was a pretty even affair. Most of the positive play from Petone came via George Milne and Bob Berry. Both players were keen to take on the Stop Out defence but they didn't find much support from the players around them. It felt like Petone was struggling to get players into the box or forward into attacking positions. Strikers Rich McLay and Sam Greene were kept comfortably under wraps by the Stop Out defensive unit. Stop Out were more successful with their attacking forays and they took the lead in the 17th minute with a tidy finish inside the box. Returning keeper Dan Clarke had no chance and it was 1-0 to Belgium...I mean Stop Out. Petone continued finding gaps but nothing close to an equalizer eventuated. With half time fast approaching most on the balcony were thinking "I hope G gives these guys a rocket in there". He would be talking to a team two down as Steve Gulley powered one from just outside the box to make it 2-0 Stop Out at the break. I looked up at the well-constructed balcony roof and thought "that wasn't pretty" and "are people really trying to watch this game from inside the clubrooms? Ok..."


The half time break saw plenty of drinks being enjoyed and a deep fried platter being destroyed by the table to my direct right. Kristy Whalen was in high spirits carrying around a bucket of red wine…she's a beauty! Liam Smith asked me if I had got his match report from last week, of course I had Sir, I wouldn't miss it. Simon Hall's eyebrows were looking as fabulous as ever. It was all happening up there in that confined space.


Second half. 


Straight from the get-go Stop Out hit the bar and should have lead 3-0. Petone created some clear cut chances but nothing was willing to nestle in the net. Second half subs Alex Shepherd-Reynolds and Benn Dawson would have the best chances for the Blues. ASR blazed over with the goal oozing at him and Dawson will feel he should have done better with a header just on the six-yard box. Dawson then found Van Elia with a great ball but, again, the finish wasn't pleasing. The game was starting to fade out and frustrations on the balcony were growing. Stop Out coach Chris Sambrooke left the dug-out with 20 to go to fly to China (true story) and Petone mysteriously pulled one back. This goal was pretty weird in its inception. Stop Out won a free-kick just outside their own box and then after faffing around the next thing you knew Rich McLay had popped it in the goal to pull one back. I think it was something to do with the Stop Out defender touching it inside the box or something...who knows? Very, very strange.


The full-time whistle came not long after the McLay goal and, to be honest, the right result occurred. Petone were poor and Stop Out deserved the points. Petone just didn't get enough people forward and when they did the quality of the finishing was not good enough. We next travel to Napier to play the league leaders who are 7 from 7.  Knowing how Petone roll they will probably win that 3-0.



Capital Premier

Petone Reserves 3 (Ben Feld, Ryan McGlinchey, Tavonga Mahowa) v KCU 0


Capital 6

North Wellington 6 v Petone Chicago 1


Capital 8

Chuggers 1 (Chris Gazley) v Stonecutters 0.



Women's Football


Womens Premier

KCU 0 v Powerex Petone 2 (Kirstie Baker, Sarah Kendall)


Womens 1

Powerex Petone Reserves 1 (Sarah McIntyre) v Vic University 1.


Head coach and one of the nicest men you'll ever meet Paul Martin gave us a quick wrap...


After two wins on the bounce the Reserves were looking to keep their run going! It would be a tough ask against a very good Vic Uni team.


First 20 minutes were pretty even, both sides testing each other out. The first real chance of the game came our way, a beautiful pass from Tammy Ka put Hannah "NooNoo" Carey clean through, she drilled the ball and the keeper made a fine save. We had our tails up and felt we were starting to take control of the game!


On the 30 minute mark, whilst we were pressing for the opener, Vic Uni broke away and counter attacked. Smart moving, crisp passing down the left hand side saw the ball cut back across our backline for Vic Uni to take the lead. 1-0 half time.


Second half underway, Petone started where they left off pressing for that goal and within 4 ½ minutes of the restart, Sarah McIntyre was sent through on a 1 v 1 with the GK, no mistake here with a clinically placed shot in to the bottom corner, all square.


Starting to take control in the midfield and dominant the game, a foul just inside Vic Uni's half saw a quick free kick taking by Sarah McIntyre... she released Vanessa Pickin who placed the ball into the path of NooNoo, clean through it's 2-1!! 


Nope the ref has blown up for a very dubious offside, with their left back clearly playing NooNoo onside....


Final whistle blown 1-1. 


Womens 3

Petone Power Rangers beat KCU 3-0 by default.



Junior Football


It was a quiet start for many juniors last weekend with most Saturday games cancelled due to the widespread ground closures.  Only the 7th and 8th grade got to pull on their boots and play in-house games on the turf.  


Sunday was a different story with the Girls-only league getting a full round of games in.  This week we have two reports from our 13th grade Settlers team from the past couple of weeks.  


13th Grade Settlers Girls-only 


On Sunday the 17th of May the 13th grade girls only won 2-1 against Island Bay United and now sit 2nd on the table.


After the flood during the week, Sunday afternoon was calm - a first for our games this season at Nairnville Park. It was a tough game to play in the first 20 minutes as the ball was continuously played in both halves, but half way through the first half Aspen scored the first goal off a corner that Sophia kicked. Up front, Emma ran fantastically throughout the game but unfortunately the defenders stopped her from scoring. Sally was a great defender stopping the ball whenever it came her way, but Island Bay scored their first goal by slipping through our players early in the second half. We came back straight away with Jess dribbling through Island Bay’s players and scoring an outstanding goal.


Next week sees us take on the top of the table which will be a great test. 


Aspen Davis




Well!!!! What a great start to 2015 GOSL 13th grade. 


In our game two Sundays ago, Jessie and I did a sister act and we both scored, our team won that game 2-0, everyone played really well :).  There was great passing and calling.

Then…last week we got there again with team passing and lots of long runs by all, we felt really good - (our team loves to nutmeg!!!). Goal scorers Jessie and Aspen.

We practice with Sarah Kendall, our coach, and Megan, our manager, who make sure we all know where we need to be.

I am really enjoying this season - we are playing as a tight team and everyone is settling into positions under Sarah’s watch.


I can't wait for next Sundays game!!!!

Go Petone GSOL :):).


Abbie Kincaid