1981 Archives

NGARUAWAHIA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
The team was reformed after a one-year layoff and played well. In the inaugural year of girls soccer (1978) the team won, came second the following year (1979) and after the break lost just three games.
Girls MatchesR1R2
v Melville2-12-1
v Hamilton Girls2-03-0
v Morrinsville0-11-2
v Huntly College1-00-1
v Hillcrest B3-1Win
v Melville High2-1
v CambridgeWin
v Fairfield HighWin

The girls finished runners-up to Morrinsville College.
In Inter-school visits the girls were matched against the Hillcrest top side and went down 1-4. Against Huntly, NHS had difficulty fielding a full side and won narrowly 2-0. A trip to Papakura resulted in a 3-0 win. It was interesting to note that Papakura fielded a completely fresh 11 players in the second half! It was Ngaruawahia’s positional play that won through in the end.
NGARUAWAHIA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

1981 NGARUAWAHIA HIGH SCHOOL 1st 11. Rear: Rodney McIntosh, Steven Smith, Elliot Cathro, Gary Ridley, Deane Puncheon, Kerry McKee, Grant Fletcher, Paul Phillips (Coach). Seated: Owen Allison, John Bell, Andrew Pharo, Brian Harding, Keri Magee, Peter Magee, Murray Wills.

Ngaruawahia High School 1st 11


Soccer showed an increase in interest over the past season with an added number of 3rd formers getting involved.
The Juniors were entered in the Form 3B competition. Their first game was away to Te Kuiti and the trip was combined with a vist to the Waitomo Caves. The competition was hard and the team came out on top in the second round through wins over Cambridge and Fairfield and drawing with Huntly.
Juniors to show ability were Sean Miller, Michael McLaren, Darren Allison, Neil Newport, Michael Ringrose, Bhutta Gurmel and Shane Harrison.
Darren and Owen Allison had the rare distinction of both scoring hat-tricks in the same game!
The Most Improved junior was Michael Ringrose. Neil Newport and Shane Harrison were the two most supportive team members and the Most Skillful player was Sean Miller.
NHS Senior BoysR1R2
v Te Kuiti High1-5
v St Peters1-5
v Fairfield College3-14-3
v Fraser High0-5
v Hamilton Boys High A2-9
v Hamilton Boys High B0-3
v Hillcrest High B0-3
v Cambridge High8-1Win by default
v Huntly College1-02-2

The senior boys in the school joined Ngaruawahia United and were catered for in the Waikato 3rd Division. There performance earned them the Waikato Referee’s Association Cup for being the Best and Fairest team of ALL teams in the Waikato.
The side was Captained by Brian Harding and team-member Gary Ridley was named by the Club as the Most Improved player. Deane Puncheon got the nod as the Most Improved player from the school, with John Bell and Brian Harding getting the NHS Most Outstanding trophy.
Interschool competition for the 1st XI came with mixed success: v Hillcrest High lost 0-8, v Papakura High lost 1-5, v Tamaki College won 5-1, v Huntly College lost 3-5.
Two composite teams of seniors and juniors were made up to compete as a Junior A and a Junior B side to play Raglan and Te Kuiti. The Raglan game was won 6-1 and the other lost 0-3 to Te Kuiti. Players to stand out in this area were Deane Puncheon, Stephen Smith, Owen Allison, Andrew Pharo, Murray Wills and David Hodge.

 


1981 Ian Miller Diary
Ian Miller kept a weekly record of Northern League results and tables from 1981. (5.6mb)

TAUPIRI AFC (Cameron)
Waikato 2nd Division Taupiri AppearancesPlayedGoals
Andy Bell197
Johnny Bell195
Alistair Bell191
Taffy Tengu196
Mark Snowden1913 (1 hat trick)
Phillip van Houtte186
Tony Janssen183
David Keegan172
Jordy Barakat16
Mark Edwards151
Jim Spellman156
Peter143
Rodney McIntosh114
David White8
Phillip Bell3

1981 Waikato Div 2 Taupiri R1R2
Friendlies
v Morrinsville2-2
v Unicol2-3
League (Marshall Cup)
v Hillcrest0-31-1
v Tokanui8-03-1
v Morrinsville4-44-1
v Claudlands2-22-1
v Unicol4-42-2
Cup (War Memorial)
v Hamilton2-05-3
v Ngaruawahia2-11-2
v Tokoroa5-11-2
v Melville1-04-1
v Tokanui4-5win by def
Taupiri won the War Memorial Cup

NORTHERN LEAGUE
1981 NL Div ThreePWDLFAGDPts
Manukau City18105334181625
Mt Albert-Ponsonby18105335221325
Otara Rangers1895435221323
Tauranga City1894540261422
Ngaruawahia Affco186663131018
Claudelands Rovers186572727017
Kelston West185672622416
Hamilton Wanderers186482331-816
Pt Chevalier185493238-614
Grey Lynn1812151157-464

NL Div 3VenueOpponentResultGoalscorers
4-Apr-81HOtara RangersDrew11
11-Apr-81HKelston WestDrew00
18-Apr-81AHamilton WanderersLost26
26-Apr-81HMount Albert-PonsonbyDrew11
9-May-81HManukau CityWon41
24-May-81HPoint ChevalierLost14
13-Jun-81HOtara RangersLost12
27-Jun-81AGrey LynnWon50
4-Jul-81AHamilton WanderersLost02
18-Jul-81HGrey LynnWon30Cargo, Matthews, Tozer
25-Jul-81AManukau CityDrew22
8-Aug-81HTauranga CityLost05
15-Aug-81AClaudelands RoversDrew00
22-Aug-81ATauranga CityWon41Tozer 3, Cyples
29-Aug-81APoint ChevalierDrew22
5-Sep-81HMount Albert-PonsonbyLost02
12-Sep-81AClaudelands RoversWon42
19-Sep-81AKelston WestWon10
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CHATHAM CUP
2-May-81AMatamataWon41
16-May-81AClaudelands RoversWon30Matthews 2, J Stewart
30-May-81HRotorua CityLost01
COUNTRY FOODS CUP
28-Feb-81ATokoroaLost02
7-Mar-81ANgongotahaLost13
14-Mar-81Kawerau TownLost

1981 AppearancesStartsSubGoals
SeanCrowe1800
SteveWilliams1800
JasonCargo1700
MickMathews1700
JeffMcLaughlan1700
JohnStewart1700
JeffTozer1700
MichaelLiddle1300
JohnMohn1210
ChrisBarakat920
RickyDuffull810
JohnCyples700
CharlieGorman620
NelsonGrandona600
DaveBlackett540
BarclayMcGhie510
PepeViedma220
AllenDornan210
DavidElgie100
MikeHeappey100
MarioYanez030
JohnMurphy010
Unknown31
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1981 CHATHAM CUPStartsSubGoals
SeanCrowe300
SteveWilliams300
JasonCargo300
JeffMcLaughlan300
JohnStewart300
JeffTozer300
JohnMohn300
MichaelLiddle200
NelsonGrandona200
BarclayMcGhie200
PepeViedma200
MickMathews110
ChrisBarakat100
AllenDornan100
DavidElgie100
CharlieGorman010
DaveBlackett010
MarioYanez010
Unknown7
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