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Te Cup: Central v Cambridge

Monday 6th June 2016 Chatham Cup Second Round Central United F.C v Cambridge F.C Kiwitea St. The potential for cupsets increase with the entry of NRFL Premier teams in the Chatham Cup. The road to Kiwitea St for Cambridge had seen them swat aside Colo Boys and Auckland University. Their […]

Are you Inter in disguise?

South Auckland Rangers 2, Internationale 0 Rongomai Park, Auckland, April 25 2015 When you head off to a preliminary round Chatham Cup match, you never know quite what you are in for. No Northern League teams are involved in this early stage of our national cup competition and most of […]

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 […]

Three times a charm

Onehunga Mangere United 0, Ngaruawahia United 2 Mangere Domain, Auckland, June 16 2013 I’ve often lamented the poor state of Waikato football on this bandwidth, but not today! Because today, three of the four Northern League clubs from the land of the mighty Waikato entered the last 32 of the […]

Peace in our time!

Albany United 1, Hamilton Wanderers 5 Rosedale Park, Auckland, June 3 2013 This game wasn’t my first Chatham Cup choice this weekend. I was initially intending to take in Air Force vs Glenfield Rovers at Whenuapai Air Base, which seemed like an interesting and different cup experience. I had plenty […]

Lest we forget the Chatham Cup

Glen Eden United 0, Drury United 4 Parrs Park, Auckland, April 25 2013 It’s ANZAC Day in New Zealand and Australia, the anniversary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli where so many of our countrymen and women lost their lives in World War I. Today, we remember those brave soldiers […]

An interview with Jack Hobson-McVeigh

Jack Hobson-McVeigh

Birkenhead United celebrate their 50th anniversary this year as a football club on the rise. Unbeaten in 2012, they ran away with last season’s Northern Division 1 title and such was their quality that many are tipping the newly promoted outfit as dark horses for the 2013 Northern Premier League. […]

Goliath 6, David 1

Central United 6, Lower Hutt City 1 Newtown Park, Wellington, August 26 2012 Finals football came to Wellington yesterday and I was there at Newtown Park for all the fun as Three Kings United took on Massey University in the Women’s Knockout Cup and Central United faced Lower Hutt City […]

Guest Post – Brave Manukau Bows Out

Caversham AFC 3, Manukau City AFC 1 Caledonian Ground, Dunedin, July 22 2012 By Mark Currie Before this game, I tried and I tried to find similarities between Caversham and Manukau City. The best I could come up with was that the home ground for both clubs is situated in Labour-held […]

Preview of a Coming Attraction

Birkenhead United 3, Ellerslie AFC 2 Shepherd’s Park, Auckland, July 14 2012 There were a couple of good reasons to go to Birkenhead v Ellerslie in Division 1 of the Northern Regional Football League today. The first was the ability to have a good look at Birko, one of the […]