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Streak continues

The Waimak men’s CCL football team have continued their streak of good form, winning their fourth game on the trot.  This weekend they played Mid Canterbury on the turf at Kendall Park, and based on possession and chances, should have had the match out of reach by halftime.  However, football is a simple game complicated by players. Waimak scored early when Danny Loney found the back of the net. Soon after Kane Fraser also powered a shot home.  From constant pressure, and one of several corners, Waimak thought they had got out to a terrific three goal lead, only for Floyd Duffy’s goal to be ruled out by the linesman. Mid Canterbury then took advantage of a poor defensive foul right in front of the goal, to pull one goal back.  Waimak went back to some nice possession-based football, and Duffy, who was determined to get on the scoreboard, neatly finished a good move by the Waimak side.  But another error allowed Mid Canterbury in at the other end, and the match was again closer than it should have been, at 3-2, going into halftime. A shot of concentration was clearly given to the home team at halftime, and they controlled the second half for the most part, with Duffy, and Lucas Clark, scoring, to secure a 5-2 win. This means they are tied for third on the table, and remain only three points off the top.  The CCL reserves had a dominant 5-0 victory over the Mid Canterbury reserves.

In the women’s Premier League match, Waimak met Universities on a sodden pitch at the Ilam Fields. The constant drizzle and poor conditions under foot weren’t particularly conducive to good football, however the Waimak girls worked hard to keep possession, and looked the better side, but were struggling to get any power behind their shots. At halftime the match was still tied up, nil all. Universities had moments in possession and did look like they could pinch a goal on the break, but the Waimak defense was up to the task. Charlotte Roche eventually broke the deadlock, and the match ended a 1-0 win for the Waimak girls. They still sit tied for second in the league, with Coastal Spirit now out to a 6-point lead. The CWC women’s reserves made it a clean sweep for the Waimak senior teams, defeating Hornby 1-0, and climbing to second in their league.

The Canterbury United development league boy’s teams, faced Cashmere Tech this weekend, with a win, draw, and a loss.  The 15’s went down narrowly 1-2, while the 14’s picked up a 5-3 win, and the 13’s drew 1-1.  It was draws all round for the girls, with the 18th grade girls drawing 1-1 with Ferrymead Bays, and the 14th grade girls finishing with the same score against Nomads.

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