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Upper Hutt clinch the Kelly Cup

Regrettably, the Kelly Cup final is only the first match featuring two of Wellington’s W-league teams that I’d been to this year. It’s been a busy playing season! But hey, better late than never? And there’s always the upcoming national league season. The Kelly Cup, for those not in the […]

Raining goals

Eastern Suburbs 5, Upper Hutt 0 Madills Farm, Auckland, August 27 2017 It rained… Just for a refreshing change of pace. Last year I talked about sexist rain. Because that winter there was a distinct pattern of sunny Saturdays for men’s football and miserable Sundays for the women’s game. I […]

Script? What Script?

Glenfield Rovers 1, Upper Hutt City 0 McFetridge Park, Auckland, August 27 2016 If New Zealand Women’s Knockout Cup semi-final day had a script, nobody stuck to it! I strongly suspect most observers, when pressed for pre-game predictions, would have expected Cashmere Technical to give Forrest Hill Milford a real […]

The orange and the green

Wellington United 1 Upper Hutt City 2 Women’s Central League Sunday 31 July 2016 Wakefield Park 2 Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). It’s an exciting finish for the 2016 Women’s Central League title. With only two meaningful games […]

Imagine being a Kennedy

Seatoun 0 Upper Hutt City 1 aet National Women’s Knock-out Cup Quarter-Final Sunday 17 July 2016 Seatoun Park A goal at the end of extra-time from Kennedy Bryant saw Upper Hutt through to the semi-final of the national cup. It was a fine day, but the bumpy field at Seatoun […]

6 of one half, nothing of the other

Upper Hutt City 6 Brooklyn Northern United 0 Kelly Cup Sunday 24 April 2016 The Kelly Cup is a knock-out competition, usually for the women’s first teams of Wellington clubs. Its lustre has recently faded as the competition format has chopped and changed (open to all women’s teams from Wellington, […]