Plenty Of Drama In Chatham Cup
There was plenty of drama in ISPS Handa Chatham Cup over the weekend with some Mainland Federation ties going into extra time, one decided on penalties and another seeing a side advance into the next round through a late own goal.
Penalties were needed before Cashmere Technical edged Coastal Spirit after the sides were locked together a 2 – 2 at the end of normal time with no additional scoring at extra time.
A ten-man Western scored in extra time to knock out Waimakariri 3 – 2. Halswell were cruelly denied an MPL scalp when conceding two late own goals to see Ferrymead Bays into the next round 2 – 1.
FC Twenty11 came from a goal down to win 4 – 2 against St Albans Shirley. Nomads defeated Burwood 2 – 0. Christchurch United – who top the Canterbury Championship League – knocked out MPL side, Selwyn United 3 – 1.
In Nelson, Suburbs were too strong for FC Nelson when winning 6 – 0 with Tahuna knocking out Central SC, from Blenheim 1 – 0. Tuesday midday will see NZ Football conduct the draw for the next round, which will be played over Queens Birthday Weekend.
For the second straight year Coastal went out on penalties at the hands
of Technical. Tech keeper, Brendon Hall was the hero when he saved Coastal’s
final spot kick after all previous nine penalties found the back of the net.
Coastal could have been two goals to the better in the opening minutes with
both shots going just wide.
Coastal finally took the lead when Tech turned the ball over and Anthony Jones found Ash Wellbourn on the 36 minutes. Hall then made a brilliant finger-tip save right on half time to deny Jacob Richards.
Andy Tuckey levelled on the hour before Wellbourn headed Coastal back in front ten minutes later. Coastal looked to be heading into the next round before conceding a penalty with two minutes of normal time to play which Tom Schwarz slotted home. Both sides had chances in extra time but could not break the deadlock.
Western were pushed all the way by Waimak United out in Rangiora. Cameron McCracken put Waimak in front before Alex Pak replied for Western. Just after the break Pak put Western ahead with his second goal, Western were reduced to ten when Charlie Smith was sent off.
Luke Fraser levelled for Waimak to send the game into extra time. Brennan Pitts broke the dead lock into the first period of extra time with Waimak pressing all the way to try and force the game into penalties.
John Stark put St Albans Shirley in front in the opening minute, before FC scored twice with SAS then got back on level terms; Luuk Van Den Bergh scoring in the 34th minute only for FC to go back ahead before half time.
FC added a fourth midway into the second half to end SAS hopes of an upset. Alex Williams scored twice for FC with the other goals going to Callum Smith and Campbell Gillanders.
Halswell took the lead against Bays when Cameron Rean finished well in the opening quarter. The Hawkes then conceded the first of two own goals just before normal time was up, and were unlucky to lose the tie when conceding the second ‘oggie’ in the fourth minute of added time.
Two opening half goals to Jacob Anderson – one a penalty – was enough for Nomads to get home over Burwood. The second half was a tight affair with Burwood failing to make the most of the chances they created with Nomads Liam Thompson suffering a suspected broken ankle in the final minutes.
Several hundred people turned out on Saturday evening at Foster Park to witness an entertaining tie between Selwyn and Christchurch United.
After a tight opening half both sides turned scoreless. Michael White finished well to put United ahead ten minutes after the break. Eddie Ashton was then called on to pull off several good saves to deny Selwyn a leveller.
Mark Peers then doubled the lead for United, with Selwyn then pulling a goal back minutes later via Hami Davey-Brown. The Stallions looked to have levelled when Dan Ede – who had earlier been subbed on – put the ball in the back of the net only to have it ruled out in a tight offside call.
With five minutes to go United were awarded a penalty for hand ball, which Michael White scored from to complete the scoring despite keeper, Pieter-Taco Bierema getting a good glove to the ball.
In an even encounter, Tahuna made the most of the home advantage against Blenheim’Central SC when Daniel Grinshaw scored the only goal of the game, midway into the opening half, Tahuna going close to adding another goal before the break. Central rallied in the second half but Tahuna held out to continue in their first cup run.
Nelson Suburbs proved too strong for FC Nelson in wet conditions on Sunday. Cameron Gordon gave Suburbs a great start when scoring the first of this three first half goals in the opening few minutes, with the other two coming in the final five minutes of the half. Ben Wright, who had been subbed on for Gordon increased the lead after 70 minutes with Will Tucker then adding a fifth before Wright headed home the final goal in added time.
Coastal, Halswell and Waimak Advance After Wins In Kate Sheppard Cup
Coastal Spirit, Halswell and Waimakariri all recorded wins in the opening round of the Kate Sheppard Cup and they will going into the Round Two draw, along with Nelson Suburbs who had the bye. Coastal Spirit defeated Universities 3 – 0, Halswell rolled Christchurch United 9 – 1 with Waimak edging Technical 1 – 0.
In the game of the round, Waimak caused somewhat of an upset over their much fancied city rivals, Cashmere technical. The game ebbed and flowed with chances for both teams going begging, before Gabi Rennie finished well with ten minutes to play seeing Waimak safely into Round Two for the first time.
Coastal Spirit, the last Christchurch side to lift the cup, had their game against Universities wrapped up by half time. Mel Cameron opening the scoring midway into the half before Cody Taylor added a second seven minutes before the break with Bel Van Noorden scoring the third two minutes later. The second half was more even with Universities again suffering when unable to finishes chances they created.
Halswell continued their recent scoring form to easily account for Christchurch United who were having their first outing in the cup since 2005. The Hawks lead 3 – 0 at the break before cutting loose into the second half. Jennifer Merkin completed a hat-trick with Emily Cooper scoring twice with other Hawks goals going to Hollie Carisle-Reeve, Margi Dias, Jessica Dolton and Lily Fisher with Jess Garlick replying for United.
Results / Scorers
ISPS Handa Chatham Cup
Cashmere Technical 2 (Andrew Tuckey, Tom Schwarz – pen) Coastal Spirit 2 (Ash Wellbourn 2) AET HT 0 – 1 FT 2 – 2 Technical 5 – 4 on pens
FC Twenty 11 4 (Alex Williams 2, Callum Smith, Campbell Gillanders) St Albans Shirley 2 (John Stark, Luuk Van Den Bergh) HT 3 – 2
Halswell United 1 (Cameron Rean) Ferrymead Bays 2 (own goals 2) HT: 1 – 0
Nelson Suburbs 3 (Cameron Gordon 3, Ben Wright 2, Will Tucker) FC Nelson HT 3 – 0
Nomads United 2 (Jacob Anderson 2 – incl pen) Burwood 0 HT 2 – 0
Selwyn United 1 (Hami Davey-Brown) Christchurch United 3 (Michael White 2 incl pen, Mark Peers) HT 0 – 0
Tahuna 1 (Daniel Grimshaw)) Central SC 0 HT 1 – 0
Waimakariri United 2 (Cameron McCracken, Luke Fraser) Western 3 (Alex Pak 2, Brennan Pitts) AET HT 1 – 1 FT 2 – 2
Kate Sheppard Cup
Cashmere Technical 0 Waimakiriri United 1 (Gabi Rennie) HT 0 – 0
Halswell United 9 (Jennifer Merkin 3, Emily Cooper 2, Hollie Carisle-Reeve, Margi Dias, Jessica Dolton, Lily Fisher) Christchurch United 1 (Jess Garlick) HT 3 – 0
Universities 0 Coastal Spirit 3 (Mel Cameron, Cody Taylor, Bel Van Noorden) HT 0 – 3
Bye: Nelson Suburbs