League lead­ers Toko­roa held to a draw

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

In a fiercely con­tested Waikato League B match be­tween Toko­roa and Pu­taruru at Toko­roa’s Strath­more Park on Satur­day the league lead­ers Toko­roa were held 1-1 by a spir­ited Pu­taruru side.

Toko­roa started strongly and af­ter a string of pos­ses­sion re­sult­ing in four corners Toko­roa took a de­served lead af­ter 27 min­utes when from a di­rect cor­ner, Toko­roa striker Michael Fitz­patrick sent in a dan­ger­ous look­ing cross which de­ceived the Pu­taruru goal­keeper and found its way into the net.

The sec­ond half was even more keenly con­tested as both sides started to look for the killer blow.

Then came an­other con­tro­ver­sial in­ci­dent; again a penalty was given against Toko­roa when cen­tre-back Dean Tereru was pe­nalised for a hand-ball.

The Pu­taruru for­ward stepped up but this time he could not con­vert. The game end­ing one all.

Af­ter 11 rounds in this sea­son, Toko­roa re­mains at the top of the League Ta­ble with Pu­taruru now in 4th place. Toko­roa AFC’s First Team’s next game is against Waihi (in Waihi) this Satur­day.

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