All of our U15 teams have started their campaigns well.
The U15A boys have started their campaign in style. They comfortably beat Wairarapa 10-0 (Matthew Wilson 3, Shahid Ali 2, Henry Crump 2, Tim Seeto, Charlie Morrison, Cameron Slee) in their opening match on Monday, and followed that up with another commanding game yesterday to down Manawatu 5-0 (Charlie Morrison 2, Tim Seeto, Kyle Houston, Henry Crump). In another dominant display this afternoon they again produced the goods slotting 6 goals past Southland (Shahid Ali 3, Matthew Wilson, Harry Withers, Charlie Swan) to close out the game 6-2 and finish top of Pool D. The boys now come up against Bay of Plenty in their quarter-final match tomorrow afternoon.
With only 3 teams in their pool the A girls have only had two pool games. They opened their campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win against Manawatu on Monday (Gracie Ansell, Sophie Williamson, Bella Stephenson, Annabelle Schneideman) and followed that up by beating Wellington 2-0 today (Tessa Reid, Annabelle Schneideman) to see them go through as top qualifier in Pool A. They meet Northland in their quarter-final tomorrow morning.
The Canterbury lads started their tournament well, with a 3-0 against Wellington on Monday. Yesterday they came up against Central Otago in the morning and came away with a 3-1 win, before succumbing to a well drilled Wanganui side losing 2-5 in the afternoon. A 1-1 draw today against North Harbour means they now need to beat North Otago in their final pool match tomorrow and hope that North Harbour lose to pool leaders Wanganui.
With the pressure on the girls to win the trophy for the 7th time in a row they have certainly started their campaign with a bang. An impressive 8-1 win against Central Otago in their first match of the tournament on Monday was overshadowed by a stunning 12-0 demolishing of Thames Valley today to put them well and truly at the top of Pool A. They now meet old foes South Canterbury in their quarter-final battle tomorrow.