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Manukau City 1, Papatoetoe AFC 1 AET (Manukau won 4-3 on penalties) Walter Massey Park, Auckland, July 7 2012 Probably the most exciting game of local football I’ve seen all year took place at South Auckland’s Walter Massey Park today as local rivals Manukau City and Papatoetoe AFC squared up […]

Bye bye Bay

Three Kings United 2, Bay Olympic 0 Keith Hay Park, June 24 2012 32 Chatham Cup entrants became 16 this weekend and for Bay Olympic, their rotten run of tough draws, combined with their recent form slump, ultimately cost them their place in the competition. The Northern Premier League leaders had to face their […]

One weekend, two Olympics

Bay Olympic 4, East Coast Bays 3 Olympic Park, Auckland, June 4 2012 It’s only round two of the Chatham Cup but already the draw is throwing up some interesting ties. Part of the allure of cup competitions is that the two best teams can meet at any time from […]

Taka vs Ngara

Takapuna AFC 4, Ngaruawahia United 1 Taharoto Park, Auckland, May 12 2012 Since my trip to Centennial Park in Ngaruawahia back in March, I have become something of a Ngara fan. I knew there was a danger of this happening when I went to see them play Mount Albert Ponsonby […]

My first game

[I have made no secret in the past of how much I enjoy reading The Ball is Round and in particular their ‘My first game’ section. This is my effort on the subject, published by them here] Mt Albert-Ponsonby 1, North Shore United 1 (The Shore won 4-5 on penalties) Anderson Park, Auckland, 1992 New Zealand’s […]

The Chatham Cup

Waitakere City 1, Central United 0 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, July 3 2011 Today I went along to a Chatham Cup round of 16 clash between Waitakere City FC and Central United. The Chatham Cup is New Zealand’s premier club knockout tournament. Unlike this country’s nationwide franchise based semi-professional summer league (the NZFC), […]