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Closing Time

Claudelands Rovers 0, Forrest Hill Milford 11 Galloway Park, Hamilton, September 2 2018 It all happens so fast! It only feels like a couple of weeks since the Northern League season got underway, and now, just like that, it’s all over. Where did that time disappear to? The very last […]

A rare affliction

I was all set to round off the NRFL season by heading off to Eastern Suburbs vs Western Springs yesterday, but I was unexpectedly prevented from doing so by a rare condition I suddenly found myself afflicted with – I couldn’t be bothered. The fact that it was wet and […]

Murdoch magic

Papatoetoe 4, Hamilton Wanderers 1 Murdoch Park, Auckland, June 12 2016 There’s more football on than you can shake a stick at right now. We’ve had the Football Ferns playing two games against Australia in Australia last week, we’ve had the All Whites book a place at the Confederations Cup […]

Winning is a breeze

Northland 2, Claudelands Rovers 4 Tikipunga Sports Park, Whangarei, May 28 2016 Another ‘sin of omission’ was ticked off my list yesterday! And this one was a whopper – never in my seven years blogging football had I ever seen North Force or Northland play. My excuse is pathetic. I […]

Mission impossible?

Lynn Avon 0, Hamilton Wanderers 5 Crum Park, Auckland, April 3 2016 Obviously it’s early days yet but this game already looks like it might have been a good old fashioned relegation six pointer in what might well be the most closely fought NRFL Women’s Premier season in recent memory. […]

That Sinky feeling

Waiuku 3, Ngaruawahia 0 Massey Park, Waiuku, September 5 2015 “Come on Ngara! Or else you can walk home…” – Des, the bus driver This was the sort of game you don’t really want to go to but you sort of have to. It’s like a fight to the death […]

A 3-3 victory

Warkworth 3, Manukau City 3 Shoesmith Reserve, Warkworth, July 13 2013 I finally bowed to pressure today and headed up to Shoesmith Reserve for a NRFL game, and it turned out to be a masterstroke. There are games that you desperately want to spare yourself the agony of by leaving […]

Catching up

Papakura City 2, Western Springs 1 McLennan Park, Auckland, July 7 2013 “That’s right, R-2. We’re going to the Dagobah System. I have a promise to keep… to an old friend.” – Luke Skywalker A week and a half ago, in a moment of weakness during a wonderful pasta dinner […]

Six points

Manukau City 0, Claudelands Rovers 3 Walter Massey Park, Auckland, June 8 2013 It’s the mid-point in the Northern Regional Football League season, and there’s no better time for a relegation six pointer. Three points adrift at the bottom of division two going into this match, Manukau needed a win […]