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The day began with a screamer as Taieri matched up against Kings United for the second time in a week, facing off for the challenge shield.
Nothing could separate the teams in the first half, as each created chances but was unable to put them away.
James Nicolson came close for the Tuataras with a reactive swat at the ball to glide over the cross bar.
The second half proved much the same as both sides managed to get one goal, thanks to Taieri’s Patrick Ward and Hitaua Arahang-Doyle of Kings, leaving the scores at 1-1.
In the other men’s match, interclub rivalry was at its highest as the University Panthers threw everything at their big brothers, the University Whales.
Opening the scoring early, Tom MacFarlane sent a message to the Whales that put the Panthers up 1-0.
Goalkeeper Lachlan Colquhoun was called on again this week for the Panthers.
However Tom Hatherly made quick work of converting an overloaded situation for the Whales, tying the match 1-1.
Toby Beale then put the Whales ahead 2-1.
Momona A came out with all intentions to get one back over its table-topping rival.
However, City got the jump by scoring in the first quarter.
What was one goal was then made two by the front-runner as Momona A looked to be at sixes and sevens at the back.
After drinks it got back on track to get one back past Highlanders defenders to make it a match, trailing 2-1 at halftime.
However the organisation of City’s front six was too much for Momona A to handle as this year’s challenge shield holder stretched its lead to 4-1 and firmly stamp its claim on the 2020 competition.
A coachless University Stingrays side got stung by their clubmates 7-0, as the University Huskies looked to make up for previous disappointments in the interclub clash.
Petra Hall bagged three goals for her yearly tally, Maia Shackelford got a double and midfielders Georgia Hall and Sara Cooper also scored.
Taieri escaped a near miss against a determined Kings United side, taking a 2-1 win.
Jade Litchfield opened the scoring for her team. However Kings was unable to progress its scoreline, with Taieri sneaking through in a tight one to score two goals thanks to Olivia Wills and floating substitute Katie Hunt.
- Rachael Lecky