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Nongie up

Lynn Avon 2, Ngongotaha 4 (Ngongotaha won 6-3 on aggregate) Parrs Park, Auckland, October 8 2016 The last remnants of winter were finally tidied away on the turf at Parrs Park today as Rotorua’s Ngongotaha comprehensively dispatched Lynn Avon to win promotion to next year’s NRFL Division 2. Due to […]

Hot hot hot

Oratia 3, Birkenhead 3 Parrs Park, Auckland, February 13 2016 How you feeling? Bloody hot. Too bloody hot! I apologise that I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I should lately but, seriously, it’s just too damn hot to write anything much. Have I mentioned how much I hate summer? […]

Two Saturdays, two shields!

Oratia United 3, Papakura City 4 Parrs Park, Auckland, August 29 2015 “URGH! Enzo! We lose whenever you turn up, can you go away please???” – Jason Heather, Papakura coach. It was a fair enough request. I have certainly been in attendance during some of Papakura’s darkest moments over the […]

Carpe diem

Oratia United 0, Waiuku 2 Parrs Park, Auckland, April 26 2014 There are some teams that I jinx every time I watch them play, namely most Waikato clubs and other organisations I have a soft spot for such as Birkenhead United. But for Waiuku AFC I appear to be a […]

Summer’s here! No, really…

NZ Under 17 Selection 0, Mainland Pride 3 Northern Football 4, Football South 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, October 13 2013 Ordinarily there’s not much to celebrate when it comes to being a football fan in this country. There was a time in the lead-up to a recent World Cup, when […]

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 […]

A football journey

Oratia United 1, Fencibles 0 Parrs Park, Auckland, March 30 2013 There’s no feeling on earth like walking towards your favourite football ground for the first game of a new season. The nervous anticipation of the start of a new journey with your team that has built up to bursting […]