MEN'S PREMS | Amalgamated Builders Limited: Southern Premier League
Played Otago University AFC at Ellis Park
LOSS 2 - 3

Squad List: 1 Tom Steven's, 2 Jak Stevenson (vc), 5 Mitchell Gray, 8 Sam Cosgrove, 9 Harley Rodeka (c), 10 Luke Clissold, 11 Justin Wiechens, 13 Jack McFarlane, 14 Nathan Wilkie, 18 Josh Lucas, 19 Shay Thom. Subs: 6 Curtis Day, 12 Dylan Edwards, 15 Jaime Le Comte, 16 Zac Baird-Hodge, 21 Brandon Sumpter

This was a huge day for us, we draw we qualify for the South Island league, we win we qualify for the South Island league, lose we dont qualify! We tried well but we ended up short. We had a lot of things to contend with coming into this game, there was a 21st, nerves, expectations...and a total non understanding of the team tactics for the day.

We were the better team for the first 20 minutes, we had a lot of opportunities which didnt come to fruition. Our set pieces were poor today, as we had a lot but just couldn't convert our chances from the second phase ball. University go 1-0 up and deservedly so through some poor ball retention and a gift at the far post. We come back via Nathan Wilkies effort from one of our set pieces he pounces on a rebound and converts coolly. Varsitys 2nd was through, it looked like pinball and a poorly executed clearance to a misfit to conceding. We equalize through young Sam Cosgrove who shows composure beyond his years. Half time and all to play for.

We concede a very dubious penalty... and I quote from the diver himself though luck we will take it! I'm not blaming the officials as I thought they were very good today... but that attitude from the player in question..jokeshop. They score from the penalty and we go into squeeze mode. We didnt quite get it done. BUT I can honestly say that I am very proud of this group of players, gutted from today but we will pick ourselves up and learn from it and will be better off for it in the future.

For me today the usual suspects played well, big ups to the subs that come on in Jaime and Zac, awesome. But the man of the match was Harley Rodeka, he is showing week in week out that he is an inspiration to all of our young players... And still is showing his experience and his want and desire and his work ethic.
WOMEN'S PREMS | Affinity Mortgage Advisors: Women's Premier League
Played Otago University AFC at Ellis Park
LOSS 0 - 1

This game was always set to be a battle and that it was. Our largest number of injuries were in force leading into the game, we didn't let this worry us. Juliette was in goal again and pulled off a couple of key saves in the first half. Our midfield saw Alex move from full back into the middle to support Holly and Sophie. Through the first half we created several chances, sadly no goal. Half time and sadly we had to sub key players in Renee and Sam due to injuries. Isy and a returning Saffie would take their place while Grace took the armband. Some great build up play made it possible to progress up the field nicely, still we wouldn't be able to score. Credit to the Uni midfield, they played quick one touch footy. The next injury was Sophie, carried off. Una into goal and Juliette into the outfield. We kept making great plays, sadly nothing in the net. Uni found themselves through on goal and slotted it away. Next injury, Isy, on comes Emma from our div 1 team. We battled hard and believed in ourselves to the end. Sadly not to be our day. Credit to all our girls, those that were injured stepped up and played as long as they could while everyone else put in 90 min performances they should be stoked with. A couple of standouts, Kate's endless running while Jemma's support play was incredible. Jordyn was able to play 90, while always offering vocal support to all. Z Energy Player of the Day going to Holly in the middle always looking dangerous for 90 no matter who was playing alongside her. Couple weeks off for us now, a much needed break.
2ND'S | Fluid Recruitment: Men's Division 1
Played Green Island AFC at Sunnyvale
WIN 2 - 3
3RD'S | Back In Motion: Men's Division 2
DEFAULT by Mosgiel AFC
WIN 3 - 0
BLACK'S | Hugh Madden Ltd: Men's Division 2
Played Balclutha AFC at Ellis Park
WIN 4 - 2

It was not our finest game, struggling to get into it and the team working at the same level was difficult. An absolute worldie from captain Sean Flett saw us open the scoring. Damo got the second goal. Some questionable defending gifted Clutha a goal. Lippy managed to put us 3-1 up at the break and getting a goal in the second saw us finish the game 4-2. Adam had a gallant effort in goal saving several one-on-one attempts.

POD - Scott Lippers
BRUMBIES | Aotea Electric Ltd: Men's Division 3
MUSTANGS | Switchbuild: Men's Division 4
Played Mosgiel AFC at Memorial Park
LOSS 7 - 1

Over the hill at Memorial Park we played top of the table Mosgiel.  As much as it pains me to say, there's a reason they are top. The Mustangs were a bit underpowered with players being away or sick etc so we had to call apon to the Brumbies goalie for much needed help.  We took to the feild in good spirits but Mosgiel came at us straight from the start.  Unfortunately going 1-0, then not long after 2-0 down.  The pitch cut up within no time,  at times everyone struggling to stay on their feet let alone kick the ball.  Bailey gave the Mustangs a much needed lift by banging in a great slotted goal just on the 40 minute mark to give us a sniff of the game.  Half time and the boys were tired, they gave it there all and we were surviving.  Team talk and we were ready to go to give it our best shot.  Unfortunately they did it again, bang 3-1 then a free kick which I must say was a screamer to make it 4-1!  

That was it, we were deflated and the wheels came off, we were beaten 7-1 in the end. A bitter pill to swallow but we always knew we were up against it. Hats off to my boys, you just kept going as conditions were tough, nothing went in our favour and you held your nerves, well done lads.

We forget it and move onto the Northern Gentlemen, for what I hope will be a better day for the Mustangs. Proud of this team.  When we win we win,  when we lose we learn!

Big thanks to Mitch Hohaia (Brumbies) for helping out was a tough day and without you it could of been many many more!

POD. Mitch Hohaia
BLACK (FORMERLY RESERVES) | David Browne Contracting Ltd: Women's Division 1
Played Dunedin Technical AFC Brockville
WIN 5 - 3

Saturday saw the David Browne Contracting RWAFC Black team take on last seasons winners Dunedin Tech at Brockville.

Destined to be a challenging match, our young team showed we were up to the challenge and then some. This particular Tech team have a dangerous striker who will punish any team for their mistakes - and we were no exception. Their three goals were nothing short of opportunist, but well taken nonetheless. Our team on the other hand continued to play football for the full 90 minutes resulting in five goals which the team could be proud of plus many more opportunities that were created.
I shamelessly left it to Coach Graham to pick a player if the day as I struggled to pick somebody. The entire team were relentless in their work ethic. In the second half our defence was ruthless in keeping tabs and ruining any attack Tech even contemplated. The midfield were tireless in the desire to control the game and the out wide players and strikers ran all game, wave after wave of attacks on the opposition goal.
I couldn’t have been prouder!
POD - Emily Joyce

SHETLANDS | Property Brokers: Women's Division 1
Played Dunedin Technical - Caversham at Tonga Park
WIN 1 - 11
WHITE (FORMERLY FILLLIES) | Hope & Sons: Women's Division 1
Played Northern AFC at The Turf - Wednesday 7 July
WIN 4 - 2

RWAFC Whites took to the pristine Football Turf last night against Northern with support from our RWAFC Black training buddies, Paige, Emily, Neve and Caitlin, and from the women's Prems with Hamish refereeing and Alex on the pitch. There was also some welcome support on the bank, thanks to those who braved a cool night out.

The team played some nice constructive football and during an evenly matched first half went ahead through a well placed shot by Paige. Northern nabbed an equaliser before Vicci made her first notch for us, following in on a shot by Neve. We were ahead 3-1 shortly before half time, this time Neve used her pace and skill to finish off a chance following a 40 yard run. At halftime we were feeling confident and looked for more of the same in the second half.

Northern were up for the match and had some willing runs from their strikers, but our backline and Emily in goal were up for the challenge. A corner was put away by Northern for 3-2. 25 minutes to play and Vicci claimed her second goal, running on to a well weighted through ball before tucking her shot in off the upright from 18 yards. The game gave plenty of chances to both teams in the last quarter, but by full time we prevailed, 4-2 and victorious, our first win of the season! Thank you to Northern for a game played in good spirits.
And for us our POTD has to go to Vicci with a brace.
ORIGINALS | Adams Plumbing & Electrical: Masters 35+
Played Grants Braes AFC Teckle at Ellis Park
WIN 3 - 1
POD - Dan Todd
COLTS | Downie Stewart Lawyers: Masters 45+
Played Green Island AFC Legends at Sunnyvale
LOSS 2 - 1
TROJANS | Connor Consulting: Masters 45+
Played Northern AFC at Ellis Park
LOSS 2 - 4

The Trojans took on the winless Northern mob on Saturday on a sticky Ellis 3. A few early misses from us then resulted in PJ Turnbull scoring for us half way through the first half. The good news stopped there with 3 goals conceded in quick succession shortly before half time.

A stern talking to at half time then saw poor old Chris Connor in goal misjudge a trickling shot in the first minute and it was a long way back from 4-1. It was then end to end stuff and Lum tapped one in from a goal box melee to make it 4-2 with 5 to go and that's the way it stayed. We are still hovering ahead of the bye line at this stage although our goal difference does not help.

POD - Graham Lindsay
DRAW for 10 July
Men's Prems: No game

Women's Prems: No game

2nds: 12.30pm vs Caversham AFC at Ellis park

3rds: 12.30pm vs Caversham AFC at Tonga Park

Blacks: 12.30pm vs Otago University AFC Cobras at Bayfield Park

Brumbies: 2.45pm vs Green Island AFC Rovers at Brockville

Mustangs: 12.30pm vs Northern Gentlemen at Forrester Park

Women's Black: 12.30pm vs Mornington AFC at Mornington Park

Shetlands: 12.30pm vs Mosgiel AFC at Ellis Park

Women's White: 12.30pm vs Otago University AFC at Brockville

Originals: 2.45pm vs Highgate Harbourside at The Oval

Colts: 2.45pm vs Grants Braes AFC Legends at Ellis Park

Trojans: 2.45pm vs Green Island AFC Gold at Sunnyvale

Please note the draw is subject to change.
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