Team face league leaders next
FRIDAY 5th DECEMBER 2014
Tokoroa’s ladies team had a hard-fought, but well deserved, 4-0 victory over neighbours Mangakino in a Waikato Cup knockout game at Strathmore Park on Sunday.
With one eye on toppling unbeaten Hamilton Wanderers this Sunday, Tokoroa could be forgiven for a lacklustre start to the game, in which the home team dominated possession but failed to create clear cut scoring opportunities.
Young Jacinda Shaw continued her successful introduction to senior football with a goal that contained more than a little luck.
Morgan Pourau and Paige McCloskey had a stranglehold on the middle of the park, while Grace Coffin and Victoria Bowers-Mason shut down any sporadic attacks by the visitors.
Mangakino’s defence was resolute throughout and their goalkeeper put out the best display, male or female, seen at Strathmore park this season to keep the score 1-0 at halftime.
The second half saw Tokoroa continue their dominance and Shaw and Jane Honey with a classy double, completed the scoring.
A worry for Tokoroa would have been missing two penalties.
This weekend sees the team in Hamilton to play the unbeaten Wanderers fresh off a 15-0 demolition of Te Awamutu. A difficult challenge but a game the team have been looking forward to for a long time.
Kick off is 11am at Porrit Stadium.