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Wanderers Weekend Part 2 – The Keith

Three Kings 1, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, May 20 2018 The last time I watched the Hamilton Wanderers women’s first team they were battling through a relegation six pointer vs Northland at Porritt Stadium. Despite prevailing 3-2 in that fixture they were still looking down the barrel […]

The Gingerbread Women

Auckland 3, Southern 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, December 3 2017 “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!” – Unknown Just about everyone who has written about Southern United this year has used the words ‘fairy tale’ at least once, and probably […]

Vincero

Auckland 3, Northern 2 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, November 26 2017 Ouch! That’s the second year in a row that Northern have missed out on the play-offs due to a cruel late comeback. It’s hard to feel too sorry for them though. After all, that federation has made four of […]

The beautiful game

Three Kings United 3, Forrest Hill Milford 0 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, August 13 2017 Picking games is always a bit tricky for me at the business end of the season. I try to be present whenever trophies are clinched, but this must be balanced with practicalities. I can’t watch […]

An uber victory

Three Kings United 0, Central United 5 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, September 17 2016 It’s taken me a few years, but today I finally managed to finish off a feat I’ve been aiming towards for quite some time – managing to be in all the right places at all the […]

Five of the most depressing

Last month I bowed to public pressure and wrote a post ranking my five favourite football grounds in New Zealand. In so doing, I also acknowledged requests for follow up pieces looking at the most improved, depressing, wind-blown and inaccessible grounds along with the best and worst stadium food. You’ll […]

A bookie’s dream

Three Kings 5, Glenfield Rovers 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, May 8 2016 Before this game, there were still three teams I hadn’t yet blogged about so far this NRFL Women’s Premier League season. Those three sides were Glenfield, Norwest and Western Springs. I had been planning to go to […]

Keep being awesome

Three Kings United 5, Eastern Suburbs 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, April 10 2016 People who watched Eastern Suburbs demolish pre-season favourites Glenfield Rovers 6-2 last weekend might be forgiven for doing a double take when they see this result – a drubbing of the same magnitude! This season is […]

Goalkeepers are for wimps

Three Kings United 1, Claudelands Rovers 3 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, April 19 2015 Witnessing a Hamilton football club win an important football game. These are occasions that don’t come around too often. When they do, it’s important that we poor, beleaguered, Waikato natives behave with appropriate decorum. This is […]

Suburbs supreme!

Three Kings United 1, Eastern Suburbs 2 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, August 4 2013 New Zealand Northern Regional Football League season 2013 has its first champions! Eastern Suburbs AFC wrapped up the Women’s Premier title today with two games to spare. It’s the club’s first senior premier league title for […]