Technical Crush Selwyn In Record Away Win
Cashmere Technical recorded the highest ever away win in the Mainland Premier League when they crushed Selwyn 11 – 0. Coastal defeated Western 4 – 1, as Ferrymead Bays were winning away to Nelson Suburbs 1 – 0 with Christchurch United and Nomads sharing the points for the second time this season in a 2 – 2 result. After five rounds Technical have 15 points, four ahead of Coastal with Bays in third on 10. ChCh United have 8, Suburbs and Nomads are both on 6 with Selwyn and Western yet to secure a point.
The Selwyn defence had a day to forgot when giving up far too many easy goals against Technical. From a Lyle Matthysen corner in the 7th minutes Tom Schwarz was left totally unmarked to head home the first goal. Seven minutes later at was like watching a replay with a Matthysen corning finding Schwarz free again by the far post to head home again. Three goals in three minutes to Andy Tuckey, Garbhan Coughlan and Yuya Taguchi saw Technical lead 5 – 0 after 25 minutes with further goals to Tuckey and a double to Seth Clark saw the score blow out to 8 – 0 at the break. Tuckey bagged two more goals after the break, with Taguchi also scoring again as Tech cleared their bench out.
Coastal stay unbeaten to keep in touch with the leaders when accounting for Western. Giancarlo Canobbio bagged his second goal in as many games to give Coastal the early lead. The lead was short lived as Jack Buckley replied minutes later. In added time Cory Vickers found the back of the net to give Coastal the lead at the break. Vickers added a second early in the second half with Coastal captain, Michael Hogan scoring the final goal with 25 to play.
Bays returned south for the second time this season with three points after defeating Suburbs by a single goal margin in the Ever-Present Derby. After a tight opening period, Ryan Stanley was left unmarked outside the goal area to score with a stunning long-range strike on the half hour. Both teams saw chances wasted add to the score line with Suburbs ending the game a player down after Ross McPhie received his second yellow card with four minutes to play.
Nomads are quickly becoming the comeback team of the league when for the fourth time this season they came from behind to pick up points. United took the lead when Max Chretien opening the scoring after 21 minutes with Adbul Khalifa then doubling the lead early in the second half. Nomads got back into the match when pressure saw United concede and own goal with fifteen to play. Late in the game second half sub, Guy Reeves earned Nomads a share of the points when scoring with four minutes to play.
The fixtures over the coming weekend has Technical hosting Bays, Nomads face Coastal and Selwyn entertaining United on Saturday at 2:45pm and on Sunday Suburbs travel south to take on Western at 11:30am.
MPL Results / Scorers
Christchurch United 2 (Max, Chretien, Abdul Khalifa) Nomads 2 (Guy Reeves, own goal) HT 1 – 0
Coastal Spirit 4 (Cory Vickers 2, Michael Hogan, Giancarlo Canobbio) Western 1 (Jack Buckley) HT 2 – 1
Nelson Suburbs 0 Ferrymead Bays 1 (Ryan Stanley) HT 0 – 1
Selwyn 0 Cashmere Technical 11 (Andy Tuckey 4, Seth Clark 2 Tom Schwarz 2, Yuga Taguchi 2, Garbhan Coughlan) HT 0 – 8
Tight Games In Women’s Premier League
Round three saw tight games in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) with Cashmere Technical having to work hard before defeating Universities 3 – 0 with Waimak edging Halswell in a seven-goal thriller 4 – 3, with Coastal Spirt having the bye. Technical and Waimak now join Coastal on 6 points at the top of the table with Universities an Halswell yet to pick up a point, with Halswell and Waimak yet to have their first bye of the season.
Technical had the better of the chances in the opening half against Universities with Mackenzie Falco pulling off several fine saves for the students. Technical finally were rewarded when Monique Barker had the ball in the back of the net, in the 45th minute after some good work by Football Fern, Annalie Longo. After having several good shots for a penalty turned down in the opening half, Technical were awarded one after the break when Nicola Dominikovich was brought down but the spot kick was wide of the post. Emma Kench then doubled the lead after 64 minutes with Barker adding the third two minutes later.
The goal action started early at Halswell Domain with Hollie Carlisle-Reeve scoring to put the home side ahead in the opening few minutes with Waimak coming back strongly with goals to Lucrettia Taylor and Jayda Stewart to lead at the break. Stewart put Waimak two goals clear with Ella Fryer then pulling a goal back for the Hawks before Charlotte Roche scored Waimak’s final goal with Jamine Prince then bringing Halswell back into the game to make it 4 – 3 to make it a lively final 15 minutes.
Round 4 match-ups on Saturday has Coastal hosting Universities with Waimak playing Technical while Halswell have the bye.
WPL Results / Scorers
Halswell 3 (Hollie Carlisle-Reeve, Ella Fryer, Jasmine Prince) Waimak 4 (Jayda Stewart 2, Charlotte Roche, Lucrettia Taylor) HT 1 – 2
Universities 0 Cashmere Technical 3 (Monique Barker 2, Emma Kench) HT 0 – 1
Coastal Spirit the bye
FC Twenty11 Continue Winning Run
FC Twenty11 continued their winning run in the Canterbury Championship League when they made it three wins in as many games when they won 3 – 1 away to Parklands. Halswell remain unbeaten when they also won on the road by the same score line to Waimak. Universities proved to be too strong for Mid Canterbury when winning 7 – 0, with the final game of the round seeing the points shared as Burwood and St Alban Shirley (SAS) played out result. FC have 9 points, two ahead of Halswell. Goal difference separate Universities, SAS and Burwood who are all on four, Parklands and Mid Canterbury have three with Waimak yet to pick up a point.