Weekend’s Knock Out Cup Action – Review

Chatham Cup Underway

The ISPS Handa Chatham Cup kicked-off with no major causalities. Cashmere Technical defeated Western 3 – 1, Coastal Spirit took down FC Twenty11 4 – 2 and  Ferrymead Bays accounted for Selwyn 4 – 1.

Six time cup holders Christchurch United went out at the hands of Nomads 2 – 1,  with Universities ending Waimak’s cup quest 3 – 1, with penalties needed to separated Parklands and Halswell after they were all square after extra time at 1 – all with Parklands advancing 4 – 3 after the shootout.

In the north of the Federation, Central Pirates came from behind to defeat Richmond 3 – 2, with Nelson Suburbs knocking out FC Richmond 6 – 1.

Two early goals to Stu Kelly and Lyle Matthysen saw Technical in control against Western, which was the score going to the break. Tom Schwarz added Tech’s third goal in the closing minutes, with Dorian Grault scoring a consolation goal for Western in added time.

Rhys Williams opened the scoring for Coastal with Jordan Ball doubling the lead on the half hour, before JJ Richards pulled a goal back from the penalty spot. Midway into the second half, Guillermo Schumacher extended Coastal lead with Ryan Stanley adding a fourth with less than twenty minutes to play. Ten minutes later Michael White narrowed the margin to complete the scoring.

In a tight opening half, a Mark Peers goal saw Bays take the lead over Selwyn with Geoff McIntyre increasing the lead on the hour. A double from Nikolai Molijn blew the score-line out for Bays with Selwyn scoring in added time from a strike from Dan Ede.

After a scoreless open half between Nomads and ChCh United, Ryan Batty broke the deadlock early in the second half for Nomads. United replied less than ten minutes later for the Championship side. Late in the game, Andy Pitman started and then finished a move which saw Nomads score the deciding goal, just when extra time was looking on the cards.

Extra time was needed after normal time failed to produce a goal between Parklands and Halswell. The Hawks took the lead when Scott Palethorpe scored late in the first period of extra time. With time up on the clock, Parklands were awarded a penalty in added time which Kane Kilbride calmly slotted home. Parklands then came out on top of the shootout 4 – 3.

Goals were hard to come by in the opening half between Waimak and Universities before the students took out the tie with goals to Caleb Baker, Harrison Bowman and Gabrielle Granello, with Hayden Sword scoring for Waimak.

In Blenheim, Central Pirates moved into the next round over Richmond. Natt Payn put Richmond in going to the break, the Pirates then lowering their rivals colours with a strong display in the second half. Harrison Pine, Sam Boyce and Hamish Turner all bagged goals with Lee Edmondson netting Ricmond second goal.

Suburbs made a welcome return to the Chatham Cup after a four-year absence when accounting for FC Nelson, scoring three goals in each half. Suburbs captain, Jonathan Gough opened the scoring with Campbell Banks and Matt Tod-Smith adding further goals before the break. Banks and Tod-Smith then scored again early in the second half before Kristian Gibson completed the scoring from the penalty spot, then with eight minutes remaining Nick Crosswell pulled a goal back for FC with time almost up.

Halswell Win Big In KO Cup


Halswell recorded a big win over Parklands, 11 – 0 in the opening round of the National Women’s KO Cup, with Coastal Spirit accounting for Waimak 6 – 1, FC Twenty11 knocked out Universities 3 – 1, with Cashmere Technical, who had the bye moving into the next round to be played on the Monday of Queens Birthday weekend.

Parklands battled hard against follow Development side Halswell, without any reward. Halswell were kept scoreless for 22 minutes, before Amber Valley scored the opening of her two goals. The Hawks were 5 up at the break, goals continuing to hit the back  of the net after the break. Renee Hawley, Georgia Hemsley and Krista Neilson all claimed a double, with other goals to Sophia Van der Pol, Libby Twiss and Bryony Bunting. To Parklands credit they battled hard the entire game and went close to scoring twice late in the tie.

Waimak’s Macey Fraser and Coastal’s Emma Clarke traded early goals on the Kendal Park turf, before Arna Roberts put Coastal ahead, with their captain, Chloe Jones adding a third from the penalty spot before the break. Britneylee Nicholson came on in the second half and bagged a brace, with Clarke also claiming a double for the former cup holders.

FC scored two goals either side of half time to advance. Frankie Morrow and Jayda Stewart continued with their scoring form both scoring twice with Universities replying via an own goal.

Results / Scorers

ISPS Handa Chatham Cup

Cashmere Technical 3 (Stu Kelly, Lyle Matthysen, Tom Schwarz) Western 1 (Dorian Grault) HT 2 – 0

Ferrymead Bays 4 (Nikolai Molijn 2, Mark Peers, Geoff McIntyre) Selwyn 1 (Dan Ede) HT 1 – 0

FC Twenty11 2 (Jacob Richards – pen, Michael White) Coastal 4 (Rhys Williams, Jordan Ball, Guillermo Schumacher, Ryan Stanley) HT 1 – 2

Nomads 2 (Ryan Batty, Andy Pitman) Christchurch United 1 (Henry Finnis) HT 0 – 0

Parklands 1 (Kane Kilbride – pen) Halswell 1 (Scott Palethorpe) aft FT 0 – 0 Parklands 4 – 3 on pens

Waimak 1 (Hayden Sword) Universities 3 (Caleb Baker, Harrison Bowman, Gabrielle Granello) HT 0 – 0

Central Pirates 3 (Harrison Pine, Sam Boyce, Hamish Turner)  Richmond 2 (Natt Payn, Lee Edmondson) HT 0 – 1

FC Nelson 1 (Nick Crosswell) Nelson Suburbs 6 (Campbell Banks 2, Matt Tod-Smith 2, Jonathan Gough, Kristian Gibson – pen) HT 0 – 3

Women’s National Knock Out Cup

Halswell 11 (Amber Vallely 2, Renee Hawley 2, Georgia Hemsley 2, Krista Neilson 2, Sophia Van der Pol, Libby Twiss, Bryony Bunting) Parklands 0 HT 5 – 0

Universities 1 (own goal) FC Twenty11 4 (Frankie Morrow 2, Jayda Stewart 2) HT 0 – 2

Waimak 1 (Macey Fraser) Coastal Spirit 6 (Emma Clarke 2, Britneylee Nicholson 2 , Arna Roberts, Chloe Jones – pen) HT 1 – 3

Cashmere Technical – the bye