Disappointing Draw with Onehunga Mangere . . .

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Salah Bahiss capitalises on the Onehunga Mangere keeper’s error to walk the ball into the net.

Following the Reserves 8-3 win over visitors Onehunga Mangere, the local Green Machiners were looking forward to a similar performance from their Seniors, but ended up with a flat and morose felling about their 2-2 draw.

At nearly full strength and with two clinical wins behind them the Narra side looked composed and efficient despite early rumblings of what was to show up as curious refereeing decisions. Continue Reading →

Narra move up to 7th on the table . . .

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Sam French lobs Te Atatu keeper Eddie Trubshoe for the opening goal.

For the first time this season Ngaruawahia United did not concede a goal in their win over visitors Te Atatu.

The 4-0 scoreline was only the second time that they have scored more than two goals in a game and they brought their tally to four wins, five draws and three losses to sit 7th on the ladder..
The larger margin was due in part to new striker Sam French, a transferred player from Hamilton Wanderers. Also contributing towards a clean sheet were the goalkeeping skills of Ngaruawahia’s newly acquired Isaac Tetteh from Ghana.

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Shackles Unleashed . . .

by ANDREW VOERMAN – Waikato Times

Ngaruawahia United unleashed the shackles on Saturday, putting four past Te Atatu at Centennial Park, while conceding none for the first time this season.

It was only the second time they’ve scored more than twice in a game this campaign, with the other being the 4-1 win over AFC Fury in April, a result that was expunged from the history books a week later when the Bay of Plenty side withdrew from the competition.

Sam French, making his debut after moving from Wanderers, scored twice, while Tim Kautai added another, and there was also an own goal contributed by the visitors.

Ghana player represents Ngaruawahia


Defending goals for Ngaruawahia United AFC is Isaac Tetteh from Ghana – and club president Jared Williams is excited to have him in the club

by Caitlin Wallace – North Waikato News & Stuff

Ngaruawahia United AFC has a new player on one of their teams and he has travelled all the way from Ghana. Isaac Tetteh with play for the club over the next four months

“I need to play outside my country, I need a new challenge… to see what I can do here.”

The opportunity arose when he played for global football project Red Bull Ghana where the 21-year old worked with former All White James Bannatyne who was the goalkeeping coach. Continue Reading →