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Football Report

The Waimak United in-house football leagues started this weekend, on a brisk but sunny morning. The youngest Waimak United members have had to wait a while to get their seasons underway, but they did it with great enthusiasm.

In the Canterbury United development leagues, there were big wins, 8-1, for the 13th and 14th grade teams over their FCTwenty11 counterparts, while the 15th grade were defeated 1-5 by Cashmere Technical.  The 18th grade girls continued their good form with a 4-1 win over Halswell, and the 14th grade girls finished up with a 3-3 draw with St Albans Shirley.

In the senior matches, the CWC reserve women continued their scoring feast, with a 7-0 win over Nomads. The Premier women picked up their first win of the season, defeating Universities 4-1.  Freya Lodge-Whitham blasted home a header from a corner to put the Waimak side up 1-0.  Lucrettia Taylor and Emily Cooper also found the back of the net in the first half, with the fourth an own goal. Waimak held a healthy 4 goal advantage going into halftime but couldn’t add to it.  Universities scored their only goal, in the second half.

The men’s reserve match against St Alban’s Shirley was a goal fest, with the Waimak lads coming out on top 4-3. But it was a disappointing result for the first team also against SAS, losing 5-2.  Mitchell Quigley had headed home the first goal to get the Waimak side off to a good start, but SAS responded with two goals of their own.  Lucas Clark came off the bench to find the equaliser. However, SAS finished the stronger finding three more goals in the last ten minutes.

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