Supplied – Mainland Football – Gavin Searle
Technical Lift Reta Fitzpatrick Cup Other Dominant Performance
Cashmere Technical were untroubled in claiming the Blackwells Holden Reta Fitzpatrick Cup when they defeated Waimakariri 6 – 0 in the Final on Saturday evening.
Waimak came into the final as the current cup holders but quickly from themselves two goals adrift, both scored by Monique Barker, after two searing runs down the left and pinpoint crosses by Lara Wall set Barker up for her brace after just nine minutes.
Waimak too had a good patch with Jayda Stewart and Gabi Rennie both looking dangerous when on the ball. Nicola Dominikovich looked to have extended Tech’s lead with a great run with her shot hitting the cross bar.
With the rain coming back in after the break, both sides looked to knock the ball around in trying conditions, with Wall getting in behind stand in Waimak keeper, Katie Thomas to add to the score line in the 64th minute.
Lee Maoate-Cox and Dominikovich and then added two more goals in the quick succession before Macey Fraser completed the scoring late in the game with her shot not stopped cleanly by Thomas, the only mistake Thomas made all evening. Dominikovich was named as the MVP for the final.
Blackwells Holden Reta Fitzpatrick Cup Final
Cashmere Technical 6 (Monique Barker 2, Lara Wall, Lee Maoate-Cox, Nicola
Dominikovich, Macey Fraser) Waimakariri 0 HT 2 – 0
Suburbs Leave It Until Late To Maintain Unbeaten Run In #SFL19
Nelson Suburbs scored deep into added time to secure a 1 – 1 draw against a ten-man Caversham to maintain their unbeaten run in Round 5 of the Southern Football League. Cashmere Technical and Coastal Spirit kept alive their hopes of claiming the title when defeating Mosgiel 4 – 1 and Otago University 9 – 1 respectively and in the final game Nomads defeating Western 5 – 0.
Nelson Suburbs 1 (Corey Wilson)
Caversham 1 (Conner Neil) HT 0 – 0
In what was a tight competitive game, Suburbs could not make the most of several clear chances on the opening half. From a free-kick Caversham took the lead when Conner Neil scored directly from 25 metres out with his shot curling into the top left-hand corner of the goal.
Minutes later Suburbs looked to have levelled, but Cam Gordon was adjudged to have handled the ball. With 20 minutes to play Caversham went a player down when Sean Carter received a second yellow card. Deep into the sixth minute of added time Suburbs won a corner which saw everyone go forward, including keeper, Corey Wilson with the stopper swamped by his teammates when the ball fell to him and he slotted the ball home to keep Suburbs on top of the table.
Cashmere Technical 4 (Lyle Matthysen, Tom Schwarz, Luke Tongue, Andy Tuckey)
Mosgiel 1 (Cam McPhail) HT 2 – 0
Technical had several early chances before they took the lead from a free kick taken by Aaron Clapham who found Lyle Matthysen to head the ball home. Cam Anderson then went close for Mosgiel before Andy Tuckey finished well to double the lead going to the break.
With 20 minutes to play Tom Schwarz headed home by the far post from a corner taken by Matthysen. Minutes later Tuckey then hit the post with Mosgiel rewarded when Cam McPhail scored with a good strike.
Late in the game, Technical completed the scoring when Luke Tongue finished a flowing move that involved Clapham and George King.
Nomads 5 (Declan Hickford 3, Luke Petrie, Seth Simpson)
Western 0 HT 0 – 0
After a scoreless tight opening half between Nomads and Western, which saw Nomads create the better of the chances. Chances continued to go begging up-to the 70-minute mark with Nomads then breaking the shackles scoring five times in the remaining 20 minutes.
Declan Hickford completed a hat-trick with other goals going to scored five times Luke Petrie and Seth Simpson with the result seeing Nomads leapfrog Western on the table on goal difference.
Otago University 1 (Benjamin Stanley)
Coastal Spirit 9 (Mitchell Hogan 4, Jacob Richards 2, Brett Clifford, Jake Hodder, Abdul Khalifa) HT 0 – 3
Coastal Spirit picked up the biggest away win of the league this season when over running Otago University, with the floodgates opening into the second half after Coastal were 3 – 0 up at the break. Mitchell Hogan racked up four of the goals, with JJ Richards bagging a brace. Brett Clifford, Jake Hodder and Abdul Khalifa all added their names to the scoresheet for Coastal with Ben Stanley replying for the students. The score line could have higher as both sides had goals disallowed.
Bays End United’s Unbeaten Run In #MPQL19
Ferrymead Bays continued their winning run in the Mainland Premier Qualifying League, to make it six wins from six when they became the first local side to defeat Christchurch United this season when winning 1 – 0 as heavy rain blanketed Christchurch which caused the scheduled fixtures between Halswell / FC Twenty11 and Selwyn / Parklands postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
Injuries forced United to field many of their second side with Bays scoring what turned out to be the winning goal when Chris Murphy scored ate in the opening half. Early goals saw Burwood jump out to a two-goal lead before adding a third before the break against Waimakariri. Waimak came back strongly with the advantage of the win scoring twice with Burwood doing enough to hold on for the win. Universities make it two wins on the spin when over running St Albans Shirley 8 – 0. On Tuesday evening Burwood and Halswell will play their catch-up game outing standing from the Canterbury Championship League.
Mainland Premier Qualifying League – Round 6 of 9
Burwood 3 Waimakariri 2 HT 3 – 0
Christchurch United 0 Ferrymead Bays 1 HT 0 – 1
Universities 8 St Albans Shirley 0 HT 6 – 0
Halswell vs. FC Twenty11 – game postponed due to waterlogged pitch
Selwyn vs. Parklands – game postponed due to waterlogged pitch