Seniors Show Commitment
Narra striker Jama Boss tussles with Alex Waimora.
The last time Ngaruawahia United met Three Kings (in Auckland) they were handed the largest defeat of the season 7-2.
On Saturday at Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia, the spectators watched an epic battle as the local side came so close to snatching their first win of the season.
Two dynamic saves by Narra’s keeper Danyon Drake, one at each end of the game, bookended the commitment shown by the Green Machine in their 0-0 draw.
Seniors v Three Kings, 0-0 (Photos) (Video)
Reserves v Three Kings, 4-4 (Habib 3, ?) Photos
Thirds v Melville, 6-2 (Photos)
Open Grade Narra Nemesis v Hamilton Marist Titans, 1-4
11th Grade Narra Knights v Hamilton Marist Wasps, 3-5
10th Grade Narra Noise v Te Awamutu Wolves, 4-1
9th Grade Narra Netters v Woodstock Wolverines, Defaulted (incorrect time on our website)
8th Grade Narra Ninjas v Forrest Lake Hurricanes, 5-1
7th Grade Narra Netbusters v 7th Grade Te Kowhai Sharks, 4-5
7th Grade Horotiu Panthers v 6th Grade Te Kowhai Panthers, 1-4
6th Grade Narra Nuggets v 6th Grade Horotiu Hobbits, 7-0
5th Grade Narra Nemos v 5th Grade Te Kowhai Tornados, 1-4
Federation Under-15s v Geyser Football (Rotorua), 0-4
Keegan Stewart plays the ball in midfield against Hamilton Wanderers at Porritt Stadium.
July 19th . . .
Seniors v Birkenhead, 0-4
Reserves v Birkenhead, 1-5
Waikato A v Wanderers, 0-2 (Photos)
July 20th . . .
Under-15s v Cambridge Red, 0-7 (Photos)
Denied: Substitute Herve Kadiya, right, couldn’t get past Waitakere City’s Andrew Setefano during Ngaruawahia United’s 2-0 defeat at Centennial Park. Photo: Peter Drury/Fairfax NZ
Relegation looms large for Ngaruawahia United unless they can miraculously find late season form like they did last year. The ‘‘ Green Machine’’ stormed into the Northern League premier division with an outstanding run of results in the second half of their division one campaign last year to gain promotion, but it looks likely they’ll head back down at the end of the 2014 season. Continue reading
In their first game after a 3-week famine from matches the Ngaruawahia Seniors were pushed further down into the relegation hole with a 0-2 loss at the feet of Waitakere City.
Early goals to Waitakere’s Altaaf Sahib and Shota Nakagawa had Narra on the back foot at halftime.
In the second half the match was all Narra but they ran up against a superb performance by Waitakere’s keeper Scott Armistead, who turned away strikes that should have found the net.
The Narra Senior side travel north this weekend to meet 5th-placed Birkenhead, with whom they drew 4-4 in round 1.
Keeper Danyon Drake is unable to stop Shota Nakagawa’s strike.