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Reaching the pinnacle

East Coast Bays 1, Onehunga Sports 2 Bay City Park, Auckland, August 12 2017 The first NRFL trophy of 2017 was handed over at Bay City Park on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday, and this year it was men’s premier that was decided first. Onehunga Sports took the lead in this […]

The indecisive decider

Fencibles 0, Papakura City 0 Riverhills Park, Auckland, August 7 2016 A few weeks ago I was moved, by a discussion on the Northern League Forum, to go and have a look at the AFF/NFF Women’s Conference. I chose an Ellerslie vs Hibiscus Coast match that, if I’m honest, wasn’t […]

Three Kings crowned

Glenfield Rovers 2, Three Kings United 3 McFetridge Park, Auckland, July 31 2016 Three Kings United were crowned champions of the NRFL Women’s Premier Division with three games to spare today after coming from behind in a seesaw match to beat Glenfield Rovers at McFetridge Park. And their hard fought […]

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. […]

Banana skins and Koru Lounges

Birkenhead United 0, East Coast Bays 1 Shepherd’s Park, Auckland, August 24 2013 I was depressed after this game, but I didn’t really understand why in the immediate aftermath. It wasn’t because I’m a Birkenhead fan – I’m not. Nor was it because I had particularly wanted to see Birkenhead […]

Party poopers

Bohemian Celtic 3, Waitemata AFC 1 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, August 17 2013 The theory: If I play my cards right, I can time my football viewing over the next few weeks so that I can cover all the victory celebrations and trophy presentations in all the various divisions of […]