Capital Football | Plucky Petone make Central League stir

Petone have thrown a huge spanner in the Ultra Football Central League works by holding league leaders Miramar Rangers to a 1-1 draw.

That was only the second time Miramar have dropped points this season, and saw Western Suburbs close back to within one point of the lead, while Wellington Olympic sit a further three points back from them.

It all started so well for Rangers when Jake Williams capped a delightful attacking move to score in the eighth minute.

But Petone hit back nine minutes later via Jaga Scott-Greenfield, before holding on for a vital point which kept them out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Sitting bottom now are Wairarapa United following their 3-1 home loss to Stop Out.

Wairarapa took the lead via a lovely finish from the evergreen Paul Ifill, but goals to Ta Eh Doe, Ryan Kelly and Lewis Jackson saw the visitors take the spoils.

Wests clawed back two points on Miramar when they proved too hot to handle for North Wellington, beating them 4-1 at Alex Moore Park.

Olympic also gained ground on the leader with their 2-0 away win over Napier City Rovers, while Lower Hutt City moved into fifth with a 5-1 win over Waterside Karori.

It was business as usual in the Ultra Football W-League as leaders Wellington United and Palmerston North Marist both had big wins again, each scoring six goals.

Jemma Robertson took the lead in the Golden Boot race with an astounding five goals for Wellington, while Mikaela Boxall scored a brace for PNM.

Western Suburbs secured a big three points in the relegation race when beating North Wellington 1-0. That pushed them six points clear of the their foes.

Petone moved into third with a 5-1 win over Seatoun.

In Capital Premier, Wainuiomata moved to within one point of Upper Hutt City in the lead after they defeated their promotion rivals 2-1 at Richard Prouse Park.

Ultra Football Central League results

Miramar Rangers 1 (Jake Williams 8’) Petone 1 (Jaga Scott-Greenfield 17’). HT: 1-1.

Western Suburbs 4 (Bertram Fish 24’ (o.g.), Josh Rogerson 35’, Ryan Feutz 55’, Jarrod McKechnie 65’) North Wellington 1 (Jesse Randall 57’). HT: 2-0.

Wellington Olympic 2 (Jack-Henry Sinclair 40’ 66’) Napier City Rovers 0. HT: 1-0.

Lower Hutt City 5 (Joseph Lee 11’, Henry Hamilton 53’, Stephen Sprowson 56’, Harry Faultley 73’, Kurtis Mogg 90+2’) Waterside Karori 1 (Riley Bidois 45’ (o.g.)). HT: 1-0.

Stop Out 3 (Ta Eh Doe 33’, Ryan Kelly 42’, Lewis Jackson 72) Wairarapa United 1 (Paul Ifill 25’). HT: 2-1.

Golden Boot: 11: Sam Mason-Smith (Miramar Rangers), Jesse Randall (North Wellington); 10: Jack-Henry Sinclair (Wellington Olympic); 8: Gianni Bouzoukis (Wellington Olympic).

Ultra Football W-League results

Palmerston North Marist 6 (Mikaela Boxall 45’ 59’, Aniela Jensen 10’ 35’, Kaitlyn Watts 18’, Georgie Furnell 90+1’) Waterside Karori 0. HT: 4-0.

Wellington United 6 (Jemma Robertson 9’ 38’ 46’ 58’ 80’, Emma Main 61’) Wairarapa United 1 (Tupelo Dugan 29’). HT: 2-1.

Petone 5 (Carolyn O’Reilly 22’, Libby Bobbyer 42’, Alex McIntosh 60’, Eleanor Humphrey 73’, Aoife Gallagher-Forbes 79’) Seatoun 1 (Savannah Mastrodicasa 80’). HT: 2-0.

Western Suburbs 1 (Macey Fraser 17’) North Wellington 0. HT: 1-0.

Golden Boot: 20: Jemma Robertson (Wellington United); 17: Mikaela Boxall (PN Marist); 9: Kaitlyn Watts (PN Marist).

Article added: Monday 17 August 2020


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