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Unflattering demolition derby ends with points shared

Ian Anderson – Waikato Times – 21st April

Battered and bruised took precedence over poised and polished as a new local derby rivalry kicked off on Saturday.

Ngaruawahia United and Hamilton Wanderers battled out a 1-1 draw in their Northern League Premier Division encounter at Centennial Park that didn’t flatter either side.

The hectic nature of the clash, coupled with a desire from both teams to impose their will, saw little time spent on the ball by both sets of players.

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Hard-earned draw against Wanderers . . .

14-04-18  Seniors v Wanderers (1-1)  - POST

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.
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Reserves start slowly but lift against Central of Auckland . . .

Reserves Central

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.
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Saturday Results . . .

April 12 POST

Waikato A 1 (Rory Kerr-Bell), Hamilton Wanderers 4
Reserves 2 (Danyon Drake 2), Central 1
Seniors 1 (Federico Marquez), Central 2

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