Reserves win 3-1
The only men’s team to play on the weekend, the Tokoroa Reserves produced their finest football of the season to fashion a 3-1 victory over league leaders Cambridge2 on Saturday.
Within minutes, Michael Fitzpatrick opened the scoring when his sideline cross sailed over a hapless keeper and inside the far post.
Tokoroa continued to dominate the early play and were eventually rewarded as a Des Phillips cross was met with a deft Piripi Mahu header and they led 2-0 at the break.
Ten minutes into the second half, Phillips latched on to a through ball and calmly finished past the outstretched hand of the keeper.
Cambridge did their best to unsettle the visitors but their physical and verbal tactics were matched by a fiercely determined Tokoroa eleven.
Cambridge were gifted a late penalty goal but it proved too little too late as Tokoroa held out 3-1, worthy winners.
Manager Keith Lancaster praised each and every player for a standout performance and awarded Brendon Graham man of the match honours for his pivotal role in midfield. Tokoroa Women The march continued as the Tokoroa Women recorded an 8-0 win over West Hamilton on Sunday.
Coach Kura Falleni put the win down to good team work and communication.
La Toya and Mel shared the points as players of the day with special mention also made of Heidi and Grace for their consistent efforts. Upcoming Fixtures Saturday, July 21 Tokoroa Youth v Cambridge D1, Strathmore Park, 12.30pm
Mens Federation 2 v Te Awamutu, Strathmore Park, 2.45pm
Tokoroa Reserves v Otorohanga, away, 2.4 pm. Tokoroa Women have a bye round.