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Blame it on the rain

Wellington Phoenix 1, Central Coast Mariners 1 Eden Park, Auckland, December 13 2014 Sorry about the weather, folks. That was my fault. Every time I get photographer credentials for a big game, this is what happens. But despite that it was fantastic to be down on the pitch for the […]

The fast and the furious

Papakura City 2, AFC Fury 4 (Fury won 5-2 on aggregate) Bruce Pullman Park, Auckland, October 5 2013 Some say he lives in an underground lair beneath White Island, has a staircase that leads down to the fires of hell, and that that’s where he recruits most of his players. […]

Bugger

Bay Olympic 2, Birkenhead United 2 Olympic Park, Auckland, August 31 2013 My coverage of the 2013 New Zealand Northern Premier League started on March 2, at Crum Park Titirangi, with two clubs – Bay Olympic, and Birkenhead – and so it concludes, almost six months later to the day. […]

An Onehunga too far

Onehunga Sports 4, Ngaruawahia United 0 Waikaraka Park, Auckland, June 29 2013 Onehunga Sports was an Onehunga too far for Ngaruawahia United yesterday, as they finally fell in the fourth round of the Chatham Cup. Despite having dispatched Onehunga Mangere the previous round, they weren’t able to claim the double […]

Comparing apples with oranges…

Eastern Suburbs 5, Three Kings United 0 Madills Farm, Auckland, May 12 2013 I’ve been a slack-arse lately. I didn’t cover any local football last weekend and I haven’t done a women’s game for over a month, therefore yesterday it was time for a little catch-up. So yesterday I developed […]

Counter punch

Metro FC 5, Bay Olympic 2 Phyllis Street, Auckland, May 12 2013 2-0 is often thought of as the most dangerous lead in football, and for good reason. You think you’ve got it made so you sit back and defend, safe in the knowledge that while your opponents might manage […]

Better late than never

Metro FC 1, Ngaruawahia United 1 Phyllis Street, Auckland, April 27 2013 It’s been too long since I’ve been to a game featuring my favourite New Zealand team, Ngaruawahia United, too long since I’ve covered a Northern Division 1 game, and too long since I’ve witnessed a thriller. All that […]

New shoots

Onehunga Sports 3, Birkenhead United 5 Waikaraka Park, Auckland, April 20 2013 Maungakiekie, otherwise known as One Tree Hill, presides over everything you do in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga. World famous because of the U2 song that bears its name – written by Bono following the death of a […]

Hey big spender!

Forrest Hill Milford 9, Fencibles 0 Becroft Park, Auckland, April 7 2013 Changes to this season’s Northern Women’s Premier League are aimed at reducing the number of score blowouts and thrashings that somewhat marred last season’s competition. All the sides will play each other once in a grading round before […]