Saturday saw another packed clubrooms with our initiative of having a junior team taking part in speeches continuing to be a positive and engaging one.

As many of you know subs are due next week, after this they increase by $25 and you will not be allowed to play, so please get on to this as we don't want teams having to default because of this.

We are looking forward to our Arc Brewery bus trip this Sunday, leaving the clubrooms at 2pm (bar open from 1pm). If you are keen to join us please get your name on the list on the results board before it fills up as we can only fit 45 people. Cost is $10pp for the bus. If you can't make it to the club to add your name to the list let Wayne know on 027 354 6077 so you don't miss out.

Giddy up and have a great game this week!

Wayne & Mark
RWAFC co-presidents
MEN'S PREMS | Amalgamated Builders Limited: Chatham Cup
Played Queenstown AFC at Ellis Park
LOSS 1 - 2

Squad: Tom Steven's, Jak Stevenson, Karma Gyeltshen, Michael Sweet, Harley Rodeka, Scott Casey Wooldridge, Nathan Wilkie, Justin Wiechens, Shay Thom, Josh Lucas, Mitchell Gray, Subs: Jack McFarlane, Jaime Le Comte, Tyler Muir, Brandon Sumpter, Luke William's.

This was definitely a game that looking back on you can try and reflect and say that we just weren't in it today. We had the game plan, the players, but didn't execute. The first half was a bit of cat and mouse where we have possession and don't quite finish our chances, which was the same as Queenstown. Half time 0-0.

Second half we bring on young Jack McFarlane to bring energy into the game, which he does. Our start to the second half is mostly consisted of trying to get a fluent ball playing style going, being positive in possession and hurting Queenstown with our pressure. We didn't quite execute this...but we did try. One thing people tend to forget is we have a young team who have really only come together this session and are definitely trying there best. We concede two very sloppy goals to poor decisions and defending.
We then start to play with 20-25 minutes left. In that time we manage to score from the penalty spot through Justin Wiechens.
Jaime Le Comte makes a break into the box which leads to this. We have a couple of real good opportunities to equalize but cant quite get over the line. Although we lose the Blair Davidson shield I am proud of how we fought back to try to get back into the game.

We will get there we are still in the hunt for the top 3. It doesn't get any easier with playing the Royals this week. For me this week the younger brigade of players Jak Stevenson, Jack McFarlane, Jaime Le Comte keep showing why we are giving these guys games, we have a lot more younger ones as well who will get opportunities in the coming weeks! Other players like Harley, Shay , Mitchell and Josh are still consistent.

Man of the match was Justin Wiechens his appetite for the game is huge as is his work rate.

WOMEN'S PREMS | Affinity Mortgage Advisors: Kate Sheppard Cup
Played Dunedin Technical AFC at Ellis Park
LOSS 1 - 6

A performance to be proud of today. Every player that took the field should hold their heads high. It was all about believing in ourselves and the team. We were creating chances throughout the first half and we only conceded 2 goals from Techs great build up play. Half time chat was about how positive it was looking and how we can do it again. Renee would bang in our goal with a long distance shot. It was all on, we were really up for this and the girls were working extremely hard. Unlucky with a couple chances, credit to Tech they would grab a couple of quick goals in the later stages to go to 4 - 1. Once again we fought, hopefully for another goal. But the game ended with a bit of a negative note, 2 penalties against us. First Hayley coming out for the ball even though the linesman had called them offside. Second for a foul outside the box which had even Tech scratching their heads. It is what it is. I am so very proud of how the girls approached and applied themselves to the game. I look forward to seeing how the girls continue this form of play. Z Energy Player of the Day going to Amelia, called up again and really stepped it up a level. Well Done ladies, really enjoy the bye this weekend!!
Giddy Up
2ND'S | Fluid Recruitment: Men's Division 1
Played Caversham AFC at The Turf
LOSS 4 - 2
3RD'S | Back In Motion: Men's Division 2
Played Otago University AFC at Ellis Park
WIN 3 - 0

A performance of the season so far seen the Back in Motion 3rds beat the reigning Div II champion Uni 5ths 3-0 on a sunny Ellis number 2. After last weeks performance we as a team challenged ourselves to be better. We discussed the need to match the physicality and desire of the opposition. Something we exceeded in doing laying the platform for the comprehensive result. The first half was dominated by Uni in the first twenty minutes but the lads held strong and despite several real opportunities Uni were unable to score. As the half went on we grew more into the game and managed to grab the lead after a strong counter attack was finished off by our captain Dom McPhee giving us a 1-0 lead at halftime. During the break I encouraged the team to not take their foot of the accelerator. Our second half was superb we continued to play our style of football that continually frustrated the opposition. Two more goals one through new recruit Brody Hall and the other a second for Dom McPhee giving us the 3-0 win.

Man of the match - Dom McPhee. Great running up and down the wing, strong captaincy, and two well taken goals.
BLACK'S | Hugh Madden Ltd: Men's Division 2
Played Green Island AFC at Brockville
WIN 2 - 1
POD - Steve Brown
BRUMBIES | Aotea Electric Ltd: Men's Division 3
Played Green Island AFC at Sunnyvale
LOSS 4 - 3

An early kick off time of 12:30 provided the boys with a great start to the game. Luca’s low driving shot from out wide found the back of the net within 30minutes. The boys kept the ball moving around showing improved team chemistry from previous weeks. Only looking vulnerable on the counters, we managed to keep Green Island out until a goal off a cross that was pinballed around  found a Green Island foot on the top of the 6 yard box which was slotted in the bottom corner. A lapse in focus for 10minutes in the 2nd half resulted in Green Island scoring 3 in quick succession. Team moral stayed high, and the Brumbies continued to push forward, a change in formation resulted in two quick goals, one of which was placed perfectly by Christ Tremlett from a free kick. The foot remained on the gas pedal with multiple opportunities on goal being created, unfortunately these were not converted with the end result being a 4-3 loss.
MUSTANGS | Switchbuild: Men's Division 4
Played Al Huda FC at Brockville
DRAW 2 - 2

Brockville was providing us with another great day for football.  We had the pleasure of hosting the Al Huda side which has very much improved from last year.  Another close and tough game for the mustangs. 

Unfortunately they got a early goal within the first 15 minutes.  Once again we came straight back at them.  Thankfully for us we got an opportunity of a free kick not far from the edge of the box, meaning Pat stepped up and smashed it just under the bar to level things up!  Great free kick!  The game was a stalemate really to the half time whistle.  Very tight game.  Mustangs went out 2nd half being the better team, hitting the post numerous times and teasing that goal.  That was until young Mitch went to head the ball in the net but their keeper completely missed the ball punching Mitch in the head giving us a pen!  Bailey for the 2nd week in a row had great composure banging it into the bottom right!  2-1!  With a few stoppages this meant a big injury time before full time and we just simply didn’t hang on with them getting a break and scoring with the last kick of the game leaving us disappointed!  Its still a point and we knew we had our chances and still had great performance so still left the pitch satisfied.

POD - Patrick Adam
BLACK (FORMERLY RESERVES) | David Browne Contracting Ltd: Women's Division 1
Played Northern AFC at Brockville
WIN 6 - 4

This weekend, David Browne Contracting RWAFC Black took on Northern AFC, coming away with a hard fought but exciting 6-4 win. The supporters on the sideline making their presence felt and loving it! It was our toughest and most physical contest to date but we were ready. As a team, we have worked hard on getting to the ball first, winning 50/50 challenges and releasing the ball early. We had a couple of injury worries but with the blessing of rolling subs, the players used the opportunity to rest wisely, returning to the field to give 100%. Our defenders fought hard and reeled in the opposition attackers, backed up ably by our brave goalkeeper.
Midfield were dogged in trying to snuff out attacks while supporting the strikers who were using their skills and lightening speed. The goals were shared about the team which shows how hard the team work for each other.
Player of the day was Paige Van Gorp.
The coach was exceptionally proud of her teams efforts.
Next week, Green island Reserves ....
WHITE (FORMERLY FILLLIES) | Hope & Sons: Women's Division 1
Played Dunedin Technical AFC at De Carle Park
LOSS 11 - 0

RWAFC Hope & Sons White played Dunedin Tech Reserves at De Carle Park. We started the game under the cosh, and despite some good defence, Tech took a quick 3 nil lead.  By half time we were 8 nil down and struggling, some good finishing from Tech made the most of their territorial and possession advantages.  
Second half we switched things up and played with more attackers as we had nothing to lose. The higher press paid off as we had more chances to score but Tech were still clinical in attack and bagged another 3 goals.
If we can keep the same second half performances going in the next few games, we'll see a few wins for sure.
Our POTD went to our referee Nigel, for bringing his daughter into the team and for being as excellent as you'll get on the whistle.
Next week's match vs the experienced Shetlands promises end to end action at Ellis Park.
SHETLANDS | Property Brokers: Women's Division 1
Played Otago University AFC Yellow at Ellis Park
DRAW 5 - 5
ORIGINALS | Adams Plumbing & Electrical: Masters 35+
Played Highgate Harbourside at Brockville
WIN 3 - 2
POD - Morgan Jarvis
COLTS | Downie Stewart Lawyers: Masters 45+
Played Highgate hobbits at Ellis Park
WIN 2 - 0

Well that’s better…. the pack of Colts took on the Highgate Hobbits on the postage stamp Ellis number four. After what seemed like three losses in a row we finally came away with a well-deserved win. The troops played exceptionally well and in no small part due to the return of Mark McConville, Andy Duncan, Richard Johnston, plus the introduction of a rising club star Lance Woods. We will be hoping our return to normal service continues and look forward to our next run out against the tech lions. A solid and cultured performance in the middle from Luiz and a clean sheet by Lyall were noteworthy, however our player of the day goes to big Lance Wood‘s, he was magical at the centre back position. Also many thanks to the Ref… Young Hamish was well in control of this cracker, superb mate.
Our goal scorer was Andy Duncan with two very classy nudges, particularly the 40m lob…. It was premier league quality and just might take goal of the season away from GD.
Giddy up Roslyn.
TROJANS | Connor Consulting: Masters 45+
Played Mosgiel AFC at Brockville
LOSS 3 - 5

A severely depleted Trojans headed to Brockville to take on a much improved Mosgiel. With the bare 11 and Danny Glover added late we were 2 down within 20, including a classic OG howler from the head honcho, things looked dire. We then dug deep and fought hard and earnt a pen which our Balclutha import Dave Hunter buried high into the net. PJ Turnbull fronted and gave us a bit of impetus and we gelled a bit more. Second half saw us quickly 4-1 down but two quick driving goals from Tim Button saw us within grasp at 4-3. From there we must have had 2-3 trickle in front of goal with no one there to tap in and were finished off by ex Colt Gerald to give Mosgiel a deserved 5-3 win.
POD - Tim Button

DRAW for 29 MAY
Men's Prems: 2:45pm vs South City Royals FC at The Caledonian

Women's Prems: BYE

2nds: 12.30pm vs Mosgiel AFC at Memorial Park

3rds: 12.30pm vs Otago University AFC Cobras at Logan Park

Blacks: 12.30pm vs Caversham AFC at Tonga Park

Brumbies: 2.45pm vs Northern AFC at Brockville

Mustangs: 12.30pm vs Northern AFC at Forrester Park

Women's Black: 12.30pm vs Green Island AFC at Sunnyvale

Women's White: DERBY MATCH! 12.30pm vs Shetlands at Ellis Park

Shetlands: DERBY MATCH! 12.30pm vs Women's White at Ellis Park

Originals: 12.30pm vs South Dunedin 35s at De Carle Park

Colts: 2.45pm vs Dunedin Technical AFC at Culling Park

Trojans: 2.45pm vs Caversham AFC at Tonga Park

Please note the draw is subject to change.
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