Results for 7 June

8th GRADE: North Wellington Shock 4 Pukerua Bay Dolphins 0 The Dolphins played well, especially in the first half, and this was a well matched game. It could have gone either way with one goal got in by the Shock before half time. Reece did a great job in goal in the first half and did some great saves and huge kicks. Strong attacking was in place and Meredith, Tabitha, Louis, Reuben and Lewis all did some superb passing, attacking and had a number of shots at goal that just didn't get past a good Shock goalie. In the second half one of the North Wellington players managed a hat trick of three run away goals to take the final score to 4-0. Player of the day was Tabitha for great all round work from backing up the goalie during goal kicks to almost getting a goal or two when in attack. Onslow Bengals 0 Pukerua Bay Skinks 2 The girls had a good win, and everyone played well. Courtney D got Player of the Day for her excellent goal keeping in the first half. She made some good saves and cleared the ball from goal kicks well. She also scored a goal in the second half. The score was 0-0 at half time but with the wind in the second half and the girls' speed and strength the team dominated the second period. Teagan also scored. Courtney S won the coach's special award for improved skills. Player of the day: Courtney D. 10th GRADE A: Wests Hawkes 1 Pukerua Bay Stingrays 5 A really good game and more even than the score suggests. The Stingrays had to battle hard in the first half into a strong northerly and some organised attacks by the Hawks. Great scrambling defence, however, by all the fullbacks (Jack, Katie and Cammy), some nice goalkeeping by Zac and the usual tireless running by Connor at sweeper, kept them scoreless while the attackers worked hard into the wind to put some good shots on goal. This paid off after about 20 minutes when a nice cross from Johnny was struck home powerfully by Oscar. This seemed to lift the Stingrays and they scored again with a good shot on the turn by Elroy. The Stingrays started the second half with the wind at their backs and a very quick goal after Angus cut in nicely from the right to beat the goalie. They continued to direct the play for the rest of the match. The Hawks are a good team with skilled attackers who the Stingrays drew with 3-all in their first match of the season, so to keep them to just one goal while scoring five was an excellent effort. Well done everyone. Players of the day: Zac and Oscar. 11th GRADE B: Pukerua Bay Barracudas 1 IBU Makos 4 This was an improved performance from the first time the Barracudas played the Makos earlier in the season, when they lost 6-0. They were a wee bit off the pace and slightly out-played. The kids seemed a bit tired - were're putting that down to many of them competing in the inter-school cross-country on Friday. Still it's good to see that they halved the goal margin from the previous game. Player of the day: Taylor. 12th GRADE B: Miramar Dynamoes 2 Pukerua Bay Sharks 0 The Sharks were down three players and only managed for field 10 with the help of Clarrie as a ring-in at the last minute. Unfortunately, they also didn't fire on the field and their usual snappy passing wasn't there. Player of the day: Hannah for being the stand-out defender. 15th Grade B Wellington College E vs Pukerua Bay Rangers All 15th grade games were cancelled due to a large number of transfers in the 12th grade. Second week in a row. :-(