Semi-final weekend for Round 2 of the season and a few Suburbs teams in amongst the top 4 in a few grades.
Grade: Intercity Premier Mens
Teams: Pukekohe Indians vs Suburbs Piako HC
Result: Loss 2 – 1
Comments: A hard fought game which went down to the wire. The team played very well with new Coach Aaron Barnsdall happy with the progress. Some work to be done over the next month or two as the team look to finishing well at the end of the year.
Grade: Premier Reserve Mens (Reserve 1)
Teams: Suburbs Piako Prem Dev vs HOB Northcare Dental
Result: Win 2 – 0
Comments: The boys are back on track after their great first round. All players now back on deck after the team suffered a few injurie’s. A dominant performance against a deflated HOB team.
Grade: Reserve 2 Mens (Semi Final 2nd vs 3rd)
Teams: Suburbs Saints (Won) vs Suburbs Reserve 2
Result: Win 4 – 0
Comments: A game that was heading to a draw with 10 minutes to go and no score. The Saints then rushed home with a flurry of great goals to win 4 – 0 in the last 10. Great to see depth in our Reserve 2 teams.
Grade: Reserve 2 Mens (Semi-final 1st vs 4th)
Teams: Suburbs Pastits vs University Prem Reserve
Result: Loss 1 – 4
Comments: Pastits were without their key player Bevan Muirhead so had to dig deep today. Uni came out firing scoring 2 goals in the opening 10 minutes. Half time it was 3 – 0 to Uni. Second half was competitive with a 1 – 1 draw second half. A loss for the Pastits sees the team with their 2nd loss of the season. Hard luck old timers.
Grade: Reserve 3 Mens
Teams: Suburbs 3rd Div (Won) vs Fraser Tech
Result: Win 6 – 4
Comments: A great game which saw our new mens team firstly make the semi finals and then have a good win to put them in the final next week against HOB Penny’s Bookstore. Look out Reserve 2 we could have another Suburbs team in that grade soon. Imagine 4 Suburbs teams in a single grade.
Grade: Premier Reserve Womens (Reserve 1)
Teams: Suburbs Piako Prem Dev (Won) vs Marist
Result: Win 3 – 0
Comments: Yep it rained all right in the first half. Marist were trying to get the game called off and a drawn result. However both teams stuck it out in the rain only to see the turf dry out in the second half and Suburbs score 3 amazing goals. The ladies have now won the second round with a game to spare. Unbeaten this round well done ladies.
Grade: Reserve 2 Womens
Comments: No Game