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Waimak Topple Table-Toppers

The Waimak CCL men have picked up their first win for the season, defeating the league leaders FCTwenty11, 2-1, in wet conditions at Avonhead Park. Waimak got off to the perfect start when Luke Fraser sailed his shot over the retreating FC goalkeeper, and into the top corner.  They took their 1-0 advantage into halftime.  FC came out with a little more intent, but it was the visitors who scored again when Lucas Clark found Kian Grogan in the box, and his header found flew past the goalkeeper.  FCTwenty11 were able to find a consolation goal deep into the match, when a goal line clearance deflected off their striker. Final score 2-1.

The Waimak women’s Premier side are in a three-way tie, at the top of the table, following their 2-2 draw with Cashmere Technical, and previous leaders Coastal Spirit only managing a draw with University. Cashmere Tech took the lead in the match just before the halftime break, but not long into the second half Rebecca Gillett found the equaliser for the Waimak side.  They then took the lead through Abbey Neilson, but Cashmere Tech were able to find a late winner, to finish the match 2-2.

In the reserves matches, the men’s reserves were defeated 0-7 by FCTwenty11, and the women’s reserves drew 2-2 with Universities.

In the Canterbury United Development Leagues, the Waimak  13th grade had a 4-2 win over Coastal Spirit, the 14th grade defeated Parklands 5-0, and the 15th grade drew 0-0 with Nomads.

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