WCFC Big Orange Mens 1sts (1) v Massey (8)
Well we traveled to Massey Uni on Saturday to take one the Massey 1st team on the back of two good sessions this week we were confident of being better than the week previous.
Within the first two minutes we were one down but Dan Aplin answered back in the 3rd minute and finished a good header at the far post to level up the scores .
James Barnes did a hamstring chasing back their quick centre forward and his day was over. Whilst chasing we also conceded another goal and the flow of goals against kept coming 3 then 4 all from long balls which the forward was able to get hold of and finish none for us, although we were trying our best, no chances seemed to fall our way and another PK among the goals.
Second half we continued to press but they were just on us too quick and shut down anything we tried, meanwhile we were still leaking goals 5,6,7,8. Not great but I must say that the back four were doing their best, the communication was better than last week but we couldn't keep them out, we created our own chances and on another day Ants could have bagged a hat-trick but not today.
We spoke at length after the match about what went wrong and everyone was given the chance to say what they felt and we will address the issues to overcome the last few weeks slump in form and get back on the horse and continue to fight and battle to improve.
Next weekend sees us take on Massey again but in Cup football at Wembley 2pm so get along and cheer on the boys we need your support now more than ever.
WCFC Wrightway Design Hammers (6) v Rivercity Chiefs (0)
Last Saturdays game saw the table topping hammers up against one of the competitions early wooden spoon contenders, the Rivercity chiefs, and it was business as usual for the hammers who swept aside their less fancied opponents with a 6-0 win. Dan Prujean opening the scoring for the day and his goal count for the season with a well taken shot powered into the back of the net. It took 2 of the hammers back 4 to get the next 2 goals with Dylan Howells' left boot proving too strong and then the crowd erupted as one of Wembley parks favourite sons, Scott Ruby, latched on to a perfect back heel pass from Josh Annabell to calmly slot the ball past the rivercity keeper much to the delight of his adoring fans on the sidelines. A second half much like the first with the hammers dominating territory and possession. 3 further goals to macca, kees and callum and the hammers train just keeps rolling onwards
WCFC Repac Thirsties (1) v Athletic Cosmos (3)
This week saw a strong opposition in the Cosmos come our way. With all their experience and knowledge, it was definitely going to be a hard game, and it proved to be that way, as for most of the first half it was a battle in midfield for possession. Archie Smith hadn’t missed out on leg day, as every long ball that was going his way was met by Archies head, clearing it away. A couple of chances from Sunny Kumar and Russell Fergusson went begging, but it was the Cosmos who got first blood, making it 1-0 at half time.
In the 2nd half played resumed with much the same type of play as the first half, until finally a piece of magic from a couple of the team young boys, Sunny Kumar and Josh Rod made the score 1-1. However as time went on the Cosmos experience became very apparent, and mistakes were made on our half as well, with the final score being 3-1 to Cosmos. Next week we have a tough challenge ahead of us in the form of Marist Celtic.
WCFC Big Orange 1sts (3) v Hokowhitu FC (6)
The defensive issues in Big Orange Wanganui City 1sts' back field were painfully evident at Palmerston North's Memorial Park, as they blew a two goal lead for a gutwrenching 6-3 loss to rivals Hokowhitu FC of Saturday.
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WCFC Wrightway Design Hammers (10) v Athletic Weekenders (2)
In what was being billed as a blockbuster top of the table clash between the 2 unbeaten sides in the Roly Taylor Championship, the WCFC Wrightway Design Hammers took the field expecting a tough game...unfortunately for the masses of fans on the sideline somebody forgot to tell Athletic Weekenders to show up. The Hammers picked apart their younger fitter opposition piece by piece as the goals stacked up for the yellow team. 5-0 up at half time and showing no signs of slowing. 2 second half goals to Athletic salvaged a shred of respect but Hammers answered back with another 5 of their own, final score 10 - 2 to City Hammers who now sit alone at the top of the league ladder.
WCFC Repac Thirsties (12) v Marist Casuals (2)
(Jake Lockett 8, Russell Fergusson 2, Archie Smith 1, Josh Rod 1)
The Thirsties came up against the Marisrt Casuals this week. With some fresh faced recruits from the youth league making their mens league debuts. For the first 20 minutes we dominated the possession, until finally Jake Lockett broke through to make it 1-0. What followed on from there was the Jake Lockett show, as he scored 4 more times to make it 5-0 at half time.
Come 2nd Half it was Marist casuals who scored first, catching us a bit sleepy. But then after a few pieces of magic from Jake Lockett and Russell Fergusson, the score was then 10-2. Archie Smith opened up his account for scoring, leaping up high to head in an absolute beauty of a cross from who else but Jake Lockett, and then Josh Rod made his debut into mens league a memorable one as he scored as well, assist from you guessed it….Jake Lockett. Final score 12-2 to the Thirsties. Next up is the Athletic Cosmos, which looks to be a good game!
WCFC Women (24) v Castlecliff Saints (1)
Rose Davidson (13)
Courteney Nixon (4)
Eva Thompson (4)
This weekend saw the city girls up against CC saints who had come off a 9 nil loss the previous week, so City knew they wouldn't be too much of a threat.. That proved correct when within a couple minutes from the starting whistle Mel had already found the back of the net, followed closely by a multitude of goals from last years Central Football Women's Golden Boot, Rose Davidson, who managed to bring her total tally of goals into double digits only after playing just a handful of games.. Courteney in the midfield showed she also knows how to play an attacking game, after spending most of last season in the backline, by scoring some outstanding top corner powerful goals! No doubt she will prove that she has the potential to be valuable in any position you put her. Eva, our new and youngest addition to the team, who also happened to win last years Central Football's Youth Female Player of the Year, managed to bag her 4 goals and show Wanganui what she's made of! Briar was making some probing runs along the left wing and was unlucky not to score along with Kayla who was making some threatening attacking runs right from the back of the field all the way to the top, she again was unlucky not to get her name on the scorecard. Carly with her signature left foot added to the scoresheet with Castlecliff also helping to citys goal tally by scoring an amazing header unfortunately into the wrong net.. luckily for the same girl she also had an unstoppable shot scoring into the correct goal at the other end bringing the final score to 24-1. Next week sees a bye for City as the Kelly Hiroa competition starts bringing the college girls into the tournament. Their next game sees City away to High school on 12th May.