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Match of the round

Western Springs 1, Glenfield Rovers 2 Seddon Fields, Auckland, June 25 2017 The gender balance of my football watching has been a bit out lately. Lots of men’s games and not enough women’s games. I am suitably ashamed of myself, you can rest assured. Last weekend saw a nice opportunity […]

Cup memories

On the third of July 2011 I covered my first Chatham Cup game for this blog – a 2-0 victory for Waitakere City over Central United at Fred Taylor Park. Ten months after that, I saw my first ever NZ Women’s Knockout Cup fixture – a 3-0 victory for Lynn […]

Forza Metro

Norwest 3, Metro 2 Huapai Domain, Auckland, June 4 2017 I watched two games of football today. I got up at 5:30am in order to meet my brother down at the Viaduct for the Champions League Final – which I was expecting to be a close game. Then, after some […]

Reverse status

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Petone 1 aet BNU won 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark NZ Women’s Knock-Out Cup Round 1 Sunday 14 May 2017 Wakefield Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). Round 1 of the National […]

Swans up!

Forrest Hill Milford 2, Glenfield Rovers 2 AET (FHM won 4-3 on penalties) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, September 11 2016 With all my excitement over the Chatham Cup, you might have thought I had forgotten that there were two cup finals on yesterday. Well, no fear of that. Even if […]

Script? What Script?

Glenfield Rovers 1, Upper Hutt City 0 McFetridge Park, Auckland, August 27 2016 If New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup semi-final day had a script, nobody stuck to it! I strongly suspect most observers, when pressed for pre-game predictions, would have expected Cashmere Technical to give Forrest Hill Milford a real […]

Imagine being a Kennedy

Seatoun 0 Upper Hutt City 1 aet National Women’s Knock-out Cup Quarter-Final Sunday 17 July 2016 Seatoun Park A goal at the end of extra-time from Kennedy Bryant saw Upper Hutt through to the semi-final of the national cup. It was a fine day, but the bumpy field at Seatoun […]

Good things come in threes

Western Springs 0, Glenfield Rovers 5 Seddon Fields, Auckland, July 17 2016 I can’t take it back – Glenfield were my pick for the Northern Premier Women’s League crown at the start of the season. I said as much to anyone who asked. As I cast my eye over the […]

All roads lead to Vegas

Rotorua United 2, Central United 0 Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua, June 5 2016 So far 2016 has been a winter of football road-trips! I’ve been to Hamilton (twice), Taupo, Dargaville, Whangarei and Kaeo. Throw in yesterday’s excursion to watch Rotorua United host Central in the New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup, […]

Petfive BNUone

Petone 5 Brooklyn Northern United 1 National Women’s Knock-Out Cup Round 1 Sunday 15 May 2016 Due to Central League clubs receiving byes or out-of-town away ties, the only games in Wellington for Round 1 of the National Women’s Knock-Out Cup were between Capital Premier League sides. I had a […]