Winter Season 2015: Week 12

  24 June 2015   Comms team   Club News

Mens Football


Central League

Grant Plumbing Petone 1 (Reiner Bauerfiend) v Olympic 4


Capital Premier

Wellington United 4 v Petone Reserves 2 (Ryan McGlinchey, Anu Singe)


Capital 3

Petone Thirds 0 v North Wellington 1


Petone Fourths 2 (Cameron May, Mike Gendall) v Wairarapa 0


A proud Wayne Ebert runs us through a massive win for the Fourths.


9th vs 1st.....I could sense a battle looming!


We were blessed with a really good mix of youth and experience this week in the right areas. With "King Karlos" (Karl Whalen) returning for another hit out partnering Stephen Elgar (Beefy) at centre back. The youthful Brett at fullback with Julian Murphy backing up a half game with 3rds on the other side, we had our mix right. With the College boys returning from an early game in Wairarapa that morning, we had Hami as our CDM and his cool head at such a young age and skilful touches to go along with it, set us up nicely in the midfield. We had the midfield mix of Gendall (who was apparently playing in "Beast Mode", according to the sideline comments) and BJ winning the physical battle again and setting us away wide with Cameron May and Matt Dicken getting plenty of time on the ball. The lone wolf up front in Luke Waring had a big job to do and did it well.


We had some last minute team changes with Dylan injured from the morning game, so we brought in Tom McCarten to help with the sub bench.
Things started well and after about 15 minutes we made some pressure tell at their end and forced a corner. BJ on the ball and sent a nice ball over and into the back post where Cameron May was to head home from the 6 yard box, BOOM 1-0! The visitors cage was rattled, how would they respond? Well, as it happened they came down and forced a few free kicks and corners themselves which brought their 8’12’’ front rower forward each time to target. But with Beefy, Gendall and Karl not concerned about size he didn't worry Guy Turner in goal too much!


With about 15 to go in first half we won the ball on the edge of our box and Hami played a nice ball out wide. It found its way down the wing to Luke whose first time cross floated over a couple of defenders. Knowing where to be, Michael Gendall popped up with a good jump and his perfectly placed header sent the keeper the wrong way and DOUBLE BOOM 2-0! Rattled cages had just been shaken upside down, as you could hear the screams of joy from the 3rd team supporters on the balcony.


Into half time and the changing rooms to keep dry and warm, more of the same and a few pointers on how to upset them more.


After about 10 minutes we replaced Matty D with Brad Ebert and told him to go at them and pressure the ball carrier. We then started to dominate more and through Cameron May, Brad and Luke, bringing a number of chances and gasps came from the Petone crowd. King Karlos, had to come off with a hammy strain, so battered and bruised we put Gendall into CB as we knew he wasn't going to give anyone a second chance near goal.


So with 10 to go Petone had another corner, the keeper palmed the ball into the path of Beefy who had to fall to the ground (as he does) to get a head to it about a foot off the ground and into the empty net, 3-0! But wait... Referee had decided that Beefy must have been offside. A few words were had and they took the free kick quickly. Ebert then pinched it inside the 18 yard box and the challenge again was seen by the referee as a foul and, unbelievably, he was booked for it!


Wairarapa then started throwing more players forward and knocking long balls over and through, which caused a few issues. Guy showed his class in goal making some incredible reflex saves, including a point blank header from said Giant! It wasn't going to be their day. So with the final whistle and their tails between their legs the table toppers had come to grief with yet another Petone team (their only other loss was to the 3rds earlier in the season). It shows how tight the league is in Cap 3, and moves the 4ths up a notch into 8th.


M.O.M was Luke Waring for his Lone Wolf attacking prowess.


So onwards and upwards to Dave Farrington Park, where next week we visit the boys of Miramar again. Big thanks to the 3rd team players who pitched in this week with Guy, Julian and Cameron again showing the club spirit for the common goal.


Capital 6

Vic University 2 v Petone Chicago 1

Capital 8

Wellington United 0 v Petone Chuggers 4 (Chris Gazley 2, Kunal Nand, Kelly Higgins)


A secret report was put in Petone FC’s letterbox late Monday night…


Atrocious conditions greeted The Petone Chuggers and the Wellington United Barons at St Patricks College on Monday evening. With the rain coming down horizontally and a fierce wind, this fixture was perfectly poised to be a war of attrition.


Coming out in a standard 4-4-2 formation, The Chuggers set about their work trying to maintain their lofty league position in Capital 8. With only 3 points separating the top 4 teams, the Capital 8 title race is shaping up as a tight one, with the talented Petone Stonecutters, Island Bay JJs and Karori Sealords also having designs on some silverware (and promotion) in 2015.


Playing with a strong wind (understatement of the year) at their backs, the Chuggers were on the front foot almost immediately, forcing the Barons keeper into action numerous times, with a never ending salvo of strikes on goal. The deadlock was broken after 15 minutes, with a finish that oozed panache and precision, albeit from long distance. Kunal Nand cut in from his left midfield position and unleashed a low side-footed shot from 25 yards, which found itself in the bottom corner at the keeper’s far post.


A barrage of corner kicks in the first half yielded reward a few minutes later, with Chris Gazley getting a shot away from close range following a bit of pinball action in the penalty area. 2-0 after 20-odd minutes and a promising start for the Chuggers.


Kelly Higgins had recovered from his calf injury to be an ever present threat down the right side; his work was rewarded with 10 mins to go in a wind-swept half, lashing a fierce right footed shot past a helpless Barons keeper to end the first half of scoring. A 3-0 halftime score would normally be a fairly comfortable spot to be in. With the conditions as they were, and with the obligatory change of ends, The Chuggers would need to be on their game to keep the Barons out in the second half.


With a slight change in formation, the Chuggers chose to pack the middle of the park using 4-5-1 formation. This worked very well in the early exchanges, with the Barons only threatening on a few occasions. Chuggers custodian, Primetime Richardson was called into action a few times, palming one stinging shot over the bar from distance. The Barons were unable to break down a resolute defence, marshalled by the ever-present central defensive pairing of Simba and Mini. With the Chuggers looking dangerous on the break, the pace of Sony and Gaz really came to the fore as they constantly threatened the Barons back four, even whilst playing into a horrendous set of wind and horizontal rain.


Midway through the second half, Gaz scampered through on goal to break the spirit of a Barons team trying to stave off relegation, bagging his second goal of the night to round out a 4-0 win for the Chuggers on a cold and bitter Wellington evening. Not quite the war of attrition the Chuggers expected, but a second win in a row and having scored 10 goals in two games the spirits are high in the camp ahead of the run-in to the end of the season.


The Chuggers are set to grace the hallowed turf at Petone Memorial next Monday night @ 6.30pm vs the Island Bay JJs.


Capital 9

Petone Hawk Wasps 2 v Vic University 1


Capital 10

Petone Pickle Jar 1 v Olympic 4



Masters Football


Masters 3

Upper Hutt 2 v Mighty Masters 1


Left Over Stew 0 v Eastbourne 0

Masters 5

Dreamers 3 (Paul Baker, Chris Spayes, Paul Martin) v Stop Out 2


Womens Football


Kelly Cup

Powerex Petone 4 (Jade Morrissey 2, Vanessa Olson, Hannah Carey) v Vic University 1


Executive Plate

Powerex Petone 1 (Amanda Hewitt) v Stop Out 2





Petone A 1 v Wellington Olympic 2


Petone B 1 v KCU B 2



Junior Football


The weather once again played its part with a number of games cancelled on Friday night, so a sleep in for some and some very active kids, no doubt. 


The 7th and 8th grades played a festival round at Petone Memorial with parents keeping the Flying Bean Tuck Shop busy with coffees and hot chocolates in what was a chilly, but dry, start to the day.
Some of the teams did get to play, including the 10th grade Nomads who had a narrow loss to Upper Hutt all the way out at Arakura Park!  They followed this up with a 2-2 draw against Wainui.  The 10th Villagers were on ‘Freezing Fraser’ taking on Stokes Valley in their first game of the day.  A pleasing 3-1 win started their day off well, however they came a little unstuck against Naenae who defeated them, narrowly, 1-0.  The Rovers topped the scoring sheet in the 10th grade this week with 5 goals against Stop Out, and then backed us against Petone Travellers and grabbing bragging rights with a 2-0 win.  The Travellers played Upper Hutt in their first game drawing 1-1. 


Sadly no match reports received this week – sorry folks!