Win eludes Co­bras A at An­chor Park


The NZI Co­bras-A team faced off against Te Awa­mutu at An­chor Park on Satur­day.

Co­bras-A dom­i­nated Te Awa­mutu, play­ing 80 per cent of the ball in op­po­si­tion ter­ri­tory and mak­ing over 30 shots on goal.

It was an­other week of un­fin­ished chances and a counter at­tack from Te Awa­mutu, cou­pled with sun­strike in the keeper’s eyes, that gave Te Awa­mutu their first goal.

Later a penalty, awarded to Te Awa­mutu put the hosts 2-nil up.

New­comer, Lu­cas Ro­driguez man­aged to score one goal back for Co­bras-A, but the game was lost 2-1.

It was a fast start for the NZI Co­bras-Re­serves against Uni­col Black.

In only the sec­ond minute, Con­rad Si­mon­sen ran through the op­po­si­tion from half­way to open the scor­ing for the Re­serves.

A few min­utes later, Si­mon­sen did the same again, only to lay the ball off to Ivan Oliv­era to score.

Later in the first half, Oliv­era re­turned the favour and Si­mon­sen scored his sec­ond goal of the game.

The Re­serves turned the screws in the sec­ond half with Si­mon­sen scor­ing his hat trick in style.

Finally, the old cam­paigner, Kevin Sutcliffe scored, se­cur­ing a 5-nil vic­tory with Matt Burchell keep­ing a clean sheet.

Co­bras-D played NUSC Se­niles at Dis­cov­ery Park, Hamil­ton.

NUSC scored first, as a re­sult of an un­for­tu­nate hand­ball in the box.

The re­sult­ing penalty gave NUSC the lead.

Co­bras-D equalised shortly af­ter Ryan O’Con­nor lifted the ball over the de­fence al­low­ing James Lee to score.

As the game wore on, NUSC got the mea­sure of Co­bras-D. NUSC went on to score three more goals, in­clud­ing an­other penalty from an­other hand­ball. The game was lost 4-1. It was a fan­tas­tic 3-nil win for the Co­bras-Women over Ngaru­awahia, away from home.

Erin Berry was first to score af­ter Co­bras’ pro­longed pres­sure.

The sec­ond goal came af­ter Anisha Rule’s strike beat the keeper but de­fender sliced the ball into the net.

The sec­ond half be­gan with Te Aroha lead­ing 2-nil and the pres­sure main­tained.

Finally, Ngaru­awahia buck­led with Rule scor­ing the third goal from a fan­tas­tic driven shot, with tight an­gle, into the roof of the net.

Lisa Groen kept a clean sheet in goal in an all-round team per­for­mance.

Satur­day, NZI Co­bras-A play away to Claude­lands Rovers at Galloway Park, 12.30pm.

NZI Co­bras-Re­serves will play Cam­bridge at John Kerkhof Park, 12.30pm.

The Co­bras-D team will play NUSC Gaf­fers at home, 2pm.

The Co­bras-Women have a bye.


Lu­cas Ro­driguez looks to pass the ball while Te Awa­mutu’s Nathan Scott comes in to chal­lenge, at An­chor Park in Te Awa­mutu on Satur­day.

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