21 June 2014

There was lots of exciting football for Awakeri's teams on Saturday, including the first win of the season for one of the 11th grade teams.
In the 13th grade, Barringtons Motor Lodge Awakeri Wildcats ended up losing 6 - 1 to Kawerau. Wildcats were right in the game at half time with an even battle locked at 1-1. Robbie Perkinson playing striker for the first time played a lovely ball through for Emily Julian to score a nice goal. However, Wildcats ran out of steam in the last twenty minutes and Kawerau ran away with it. Robbie was player of the day for his consistent performances week in week out. Jenae Brownless and Emma Paine played well on the wings, while Gemma Bauldey and Chloe Howard were full of running.
Private Asset Management Awakeri Comets were at home against the Saints Shooters in the first game of the new 11th grade Premier league. Saints were one of three teams promoted from the 11th grade 1st division. Comets started well and put lots of pressure on the Saints defence with goals from Ethan Paterson and Kevin Paulsen giving them a good lead. The team was re-organised after half time. Some excellent passing play led to further goals from Kaleb Muggeridge, Cambell Julian and player of the day Ben White, who had a strong game in both defence and midfield, to complete a 6-0 victory.
In the 11th grade 1st division, Awakeri Store Ultimate Strikers had their first win of the season in a close game against Plains Phoenix, 3-2. Matthew Reihana-Asquith displayed great positional play, scoring two of the goals for Awakeri. Player of the day Rhylee Mahy worked hard in the opposition's penalty area and scored the third goal for Awakeri. Kaedyn Portsmouth made some good runs up the wing, and Maya Wills give it her best.
R. Mahy Contracting Awakeri Warriors had a hard fought win against Saints Dragons in the 9th grade. Down 2 - 0 at half time, Warriors came out firing, eventually winning 3 - 2. Oliver Forsyth scored twice and Blake Hermansen was awarded player of the day for his brilliant passing and commitment on the field.
Also in the 9th grade, SLH Contracting Awakeri Dragons lost 2-0 to Allandale Warriors. The game went from end to end and Allandale scored two late goals to win it. Dragons' player of the day went to Brad Burr who played really well out in the field in the first half. He did also some great saves while in goal in the second half until he got injured and had to be replaced. He courageously came back on to finish the game strongly.
In the 8th grade, Mainstream Engineering Awakeri Lightning had their closest game of the season so far. Lightning drew 3 all with Allandale Strikers. It was an intense, action-packed and adrenaline-filled game that was very exciting for the spectators. Awakeri's three goals were scored by Ollie Fort, Phoebe Carter and Miles Ashton. Lightning sent in quite a few shots but perfect aim and lady-luck were not always on their side! Their player of the day was Jamie Hawkes who showed great attacking play and saved heaps of goals with awesome defence. The team is improving every week.
The World Cup inspired Junior Framework continued its merry way. In the 6th grade Awakeri Eagles were awesome this week! They won all their games and all the kids have improved so much. Zoe Laurent got player of the day with her fantastic balls skills and she scored five goals!
6th grade Awakeri Sharks did well too. There was some fierce competition. The parents are seeing lots of great ball skills coming through, including fancy back kicks from a couple of the boys. The player of the day was Tejay Robinson for getting four goals, chasing up the ball and doing back kicks.
Awakeri Rascals had another great week taking away 4 from 4 in the 7th grade. Game one saw Mikey Griffiths steal his first goal of the season against Whakatane Town Guppies, Kobi Wetting-Davidson had a runaway and took a shot but missed. Game two against James Street was another first, Ashleigh Jennings scored her first goal and showed everyone to never give up, Kobi Wetting Davidson scored a fabulous goal from just under half way and with some great passing from a goal kick Jessie Jones got a shot on goal but narrowly missed. Games three and four saw the Rascals needed to make up numbers and play for the opposition, Jemma Snow and Sophie Spod got involved and every one was enthusiastic about playing against their own team which really showed great sportsmanship. Jessie Jones had some excellent games getting in, dribbling the ball, chasing it and being rewarded by having a couple shots. Max Thompson had another great day, listened to instructions and hung off the back of the group and tidied up the ball well in all of the games. Player of the day was Mikey Griffiths who put in 110% and scored the goals to prove it.

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