Matt Williams (far right) heads home Narra’s equaliser from a corner kick.
When long-time residents of the Northern League Premier competition Hamilton Wanderers came to Ngaruawahia on Saturday there were many on the sideline who were wondering just by how many goals the visitor were to win by.
Wanderers have performed very well in New Zealand’s top footballing competition over many seasons while newcomers Ngaruawahia were having to adjust to the pace and the intensity of such competition.
Danyon Drake – two goals in two minutes.
Three minutes of control
Football is a funny game you ( the 22 on the field) slog your guts out for 90 minutes but in the end the result is defined by several minutes within that 90. Today was a great example of this.
Looking across the pitch at the central team the fact that, like us, 80% of them don’t need to shave more than once a month meant we were in for battle based on skill, control, speed and that uncommon thing, a football brain.
Waikato A 1 (Rory Kerr-Bell), Hamilton Wanderers 4
Reserves 2 (Danyon Drake 2), Central 1
Seniors 1 (Federico Marquez), Central 2
Andy McNeill covers a shot that rebounded off the left upright in the Senior encounter.
RESERVES v BAY OLYMPIC (3-2)
The Narra Reserves had a last-gasp 3-2 win after falling behind 2-1 early in the second half of their game against the Bay Olympic Reserves.