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You get a semi-final!

Manukau United 1, Cashmere Technical 2 Centre Park, Auckland, August 4 2018 “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” The Chatham Cup quarter finals are a magical time of year. It’s the time when north meets south and all the points in between become one, […]

Reta’s homecoming

Cashmere Technical 0 Coastal Spirit 1 Reta Fitzpatrick Cup Final Saturday 02 September 2017 English Park The Reta Fitzpatrick Cup is very dear to Coastal Spirit. The Cup is named after a life member of one of the clubs that merged to form Coastal Spirit. Reta Fitzpatrick of Rangers AFC […]

Hauora

The attraction of three Coastal Spirit matches in as many days (including two premier league 1st v 2nd clashes) proved the motivation for a visit to Christchurch. A trip further enhanced when I discovered that one of my favourite bands Street Chant (from Auckland) would be playing the Christchurch leg […]

The end of the odyssey

Glenfield Rovers 3, Forrest Hill Milford 2 Cashmere Technical 2, Central United 1 QBE (North Harbour) Stadium, Auckland, September 7 2014 Cup Final Day! This season I took up a challenge to follow both of New Zealand’s national cup competitions by spending every round watching the winner of the previous […]

The Mancunian Candidates

Onehunga Sports 2, Cashmere Technical 1 Waitakere City 4, Western Suburbs 0 Cashmere Technical 2, Western Suburbs 1 Waitakere City 1, Onehunga Sports 0 Bruce Pullman Park, Auckland, March 9 2014 It was pretty hard to go past the Manchester United Premier Cup (Nike Cup as it used to be […]