Draw Salvaged by Cuckoos

16-06-18 Thirds v Claudelands Cuckoos (1-1) - 035

Phil Stables about to tuck home Narra’s goal.

With no Northern League games on it was left to the Narra Third team (Waikato B Competition) to take centre stage on Centennial Park.

Hosting Claudelands Rovers Cuckoos it was front-runner Phil Stables who put Narra ahead with a 42nd-minute goal that smacked ever-so-slightly of being offside. However the referee let the goal stand, much to the chagrin of the Cuckoos defenders.

Ngaruawahia looked a more cohesive side that had lost 3-0 to Cuckoos earlier in the season and provided some hope for a win for their dozen-or-so fans.

Ex-Narra player Mike Skynner equalised for the visitors 35 minutes into the second half with a clinical header off a right-wing cross.

Neither team could conjure up a winning goal in the remaining 20 minutes and the score was to remain at 1-1.. The referee had added a further ten minutes onto the game due to rolling substitutions and several injury breaks.

Cuckoos did score far more blue points than Narra in the foul language race as referee Stu Gaynor failed to react to the obscenities that came spasmodically from both sides.

No Senior game on Saturday 18th

TeardropNZF has taken the decision to postpone the rescheduled Chatham Cup round 2 match between Ngaruawahia and Western Springs on Saturday 18th June.

Today (Friday 17th), the NZF Disciplinary Committee provided its decision on the Mangere United SC appeal against the NZF Competitions Administrator dated 8 June 2016. The appeal failed.

Today, Mangere United lodged an appeal against the decision of the NZF Disciplinary Committee and following deliberations, NZF have no choice but to postpone the above-mentioned match until the appeal has been heard.

NZF will seek an urgent decision from the NZF Appeals Committee with the aim of the round 2 match being played on the dates specified for round 3 (25th June). The round 3 match against Birkenhead United shall therefore be played between round 3 and round 4 of the Chatham Cup.

Chatham Cup v Western Springs

We received a back-door re-entry into the Chatham Cup when it was found that our previously victorious opponent Mangere was disqualified due to them fielding an ineligible player.

Western Springs will be visiting Centennial Park on Saturday for a 2pm kickoff in the catch-up game. The victor will be at home the following weekend  (25th) against Birkenhead.

Junior Games – Saturday 18th June

Waikato Juniors 7th Grade Black:
Narra 7th Grade Netbusters: vs Hillcrest Juggernaut @ 10am – Jansen Park, Hillcrest

Waikato Juniors U8 Girls Pink:
Narra U8 Girs Ninjas: vs Te Aroha Dragons @ 9.30am – Boyd Park, Te Aroha

Waikato Juniors 9th Grade Maroon:
Narra 9th Grade Netters: vs Te Aroha Piranhas @ 9am – Boyd Park, Te Aroha

Waikato Juniors 10th Grade Copper:
Narra 10th Grade Noise: vs Northern United Amazons @ 10am – Grosvenor Park, Rototuna

Waikato 12th Grade Preliminary – 2B:
Narra 12th Grade Nemesis: vs Te Kowhai Tigers @ 9am – Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia

Waikato 13th Grade Preliminary – 3A:
Narra 13th Grade Highschool: vs Cambridge Hurricanes @ 10.30am – John Kerkof Park, Cambridge