Cashmere Technical moved into the semi-finals of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup, when knocking out Nelson Suburbs of the competition: 3 – 0 at Saxton Fields on Sunday.
Lyle Matthysen almost put Technical ahead in the opening minute when rattling the crossbar. The raising star then set Danny Boys up for the opening goal in the 29th minute, after Suburbs had created several half chances. Early in the second half Danny Knight was on hand to deny Suburbs best chance by Ben Wright.
Just after the hour Suburbs went a player down, when Kristian Gibson received his second card after bringing down Cory Mitchell. Ten minutes later Daniel Thoms shot high over the Suburbs goal, after being set up by the hard working Gary Ogilvie.
Late in the game Suburbs pushed more players forward looking for the equaliser, but Technical doubled their lead with three minutes to play when Ogilvie finished well. In added- time, Matthysen unleashed an unstoppable curling shot from thirty metres out to complete the scoring.
Technical will be joined in the semi-final draw by three Auckland sides: Bay Olympic, who defeated Western Suburbs 2 – 1, Onehunga Sports, who defeated current cup holders Birkenhead United 3 – 0 and Central United who advance at the expense of Wairarapa United, 2 – 0.
Dunedin Technical cause upset and create history
Dunedin Technical caused the upset of the quarter finals in the National Women’s Knockout Cup, when ousting former cup holders Coastal Spirit in a five-goal thriller in Dunedin. Technical needed a late winner to overcome Coastal 3 – 2, with Technical becoming the first side from down south to reach the semi-final stages.
Technical made the ideal start when Emily Morrison was set up by Mikayla Gray to open the scoring in the 13th minute. In a final hectic few minutes before the break, Coastal came close from a corner, with Technical forced to clear several times on their line on a goal mouth scramble. Seconds later Coastal were level with Mel Cameron scoring from close range from a Britneylee Nicholson freekick. In added time a cross from Gray was headed home by Sophia Dijkstra to restore Technical lead.
Eight minutes from full time Cody Taylor found the head of Chloe Jones from a corner with Jones making no mistake to lock up the scoreboard. With most at the ground thinking that the game was heading into extra time, Kristy Hayr had other ideas scoring late in the game to earn her side the historic win.
In another upset, Glenfield Rovers knocked out current holders Forrest Hill Milford, 3 – 1. Canterbury United Pride and Football Ferns striker, Aimee Phillips scored to help Eastern Suburbs defeat Three Kings United 3 – 2, while Upper Hutt City moved into the semi’s at the expense of Palmerston North Marist 2 – 1.
Tasman dishes out six of the best against students
Tasman made it three wins on the bounce when defeating Universities 6 – 1, in what was their third straight home win. The game between Tasman United and Universities was the only Women’s Premier League fixture of the weekend.
With heavy rain falling during the match, Matilda Dawson put Tasman ahead in what was the only goal of the opening spell. Briar Luff then doubled the lead as Tasman dominated possession, with further goals coming from Ariana Whittington and Tiana Williams, before Dawson completed here brace. Rachel Brodie then pulled a goal back for Universities with Anna McPhie scoring Tasman’s final goal just before the final whistle.
Results / Scorers
ISPA Handa Chatham Cup – Quarter Final
Nelson Suburbs 0 – 3 Cashmere Technical (Danny Boys, Gary Ogilvie, Lyle Matthysen)
National Women’s Knockout Cup – Quarter Final
Dunedin Technical 3 – 2 Coastal Spirit (Emily Morrison, Sophie Dijkstra, Kristy Hayr) & (Mel Cameron, Chloe Jones)
Mainland Women’s Premier League
Tasman United 6 – 1 Universities (Matilda Dawson 2, Briar Luff, Ariana Whittington, Tiana Williams, Anna McPhie) & (Rachel Brodie)