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Technically a Cupset

Kate Sheppard Cup Semi Final 1: Wellington United Diamonds 2, Dunedin Technical 4 Newtown Park, Wellington, 25 August 2018 – Ella Reilly   That the two indisputably best teams from Dunedin and Wellington should meet in the first Kate Sheppard Cup semi final, and that the winner of this match […]

Victory(a)

Wellington United 2, Victoria University 3 Newtown Park, Wellington, May 5 2018 They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, and they are perfectly correct. The saying refers to the weather and is really more put-down than compliment – the implication being that there aren’t many good days, […]

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 […]

Tilting at windmills

Wellington United (Sapphires) 3 Brooklyn Northern United 0 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 28 May 2017 Newtown Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). The Dutch-influenced Wellington United club’s second team the Sapphires play in Women’s Capital Premier, while […]

Tungsten (W)

Seatoun 0 Wellington United 2 Capital Football W League Saturday 08 April 2017 Seatoun Park. Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). After several years of teams failing to complete (or start) their Central League season, Capital Football is trying […]

Shine bright like a diamond

Papatoetoe 2, Wellington United 3 Murdoch Park, Auckland, March 5 2017 Keep your TV cameras and your coffee machines that I’ll never win. Keep your ground announcers and your glossy programmes. Keep your ten teams from up and down the country vying to win national supremacy and your 700 flags […]

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 […]

Seventeen

Wellington United 17 Valeron Wanderers 0 Women’s Central League Sunday 22 May 2016 This looked like it was going to be a top versus bottom of the table match; until midweek, when Massey University’s 3-0 win over Valeron was revered due to an ineligible player, and Valeron snuck off the […]