CBD Premier Men


06 April 2013 - Opening Weekend

<--break->University Men took on a Suburbs team, both teams sporting new faces. With a disruptive start to the season with easter etc it didn't take CBD long to get into their work. The game saw CBD really take control after soaking up a little bit of early pressure. Score at half time was 3-0 and full time was 7-2.  Three stand out players deserved points towards the teams’ Most Valuable Player award, these went to: Kyle Ostenfeld 3 - He worked hard, was strong on the ball and scored 2 very good goals; Conner Herewini 2 - Conner was excellent on debut scoring one goal and giving a brilliant ball through to Ray Ray to score; Matt Rees Gibbs 1 - was solid in all facets playing up front and in the midfield and scored two goals. A very good start to the season boys. Others to make the scoreboard included Abir Mukherjee (1) and Ray Ray (1). 

For full match reports of Premier Grade, Click Here to read Vaughn Hiltons account of all games.

<--break->13 April 2013

<--break->The men's premier match this weekend was between CBD Premier men and Admor Promotions Premier Reserve men. CBD Men's dominated much of the match scoring 4 goals in each half to stay right on top. The reserves consolation goal came midway in the second half. The attack from both sides had good chances but the biggest contribution to the result was CBD Men's penalty corners which succeeded in scoring 5 goals. Jitesh Sima bagged a rare hatrick of dragflicks whilst Craig Hardman converted 2 from his two attempts. 

<--break->20 April 2013

<--break->This weekend the CBD Men's played Fraser Tech in what was the first tough game of the season. Varsity started slowly to be behind 2 nil three quarters into the first half. Varsity was always struggling with untimely yellow cards which meant for a short period there were only 9 players on the field. However, going into the half time break Varsity had the momentum as Conner Herewini slotted one in to give Varsity hope. The second half was less eventful with the game stretching and flowing for both teams before Conner grabbed another to equalise midway through the second half. With a draw looking likely, Fraser Tech snapped the win with a few minutes to go leaving the CBD Men with their first loss of the season. 

27th April 2013

<--break-><--break->CBD University were made to work hard for goals early on in their match against Ecolab Te Awamutu and a fortuitous opening goal from a raised cross finished off by Matt Rees-Gibbs opened the floodgates. Gaurav Correa extended the lead as Te Awamutu’s youngsters dropped their intensity and Abir Mukherjee added a third almost from the restart. Ben Coxhead replied to give his Te Awamutu side a semblance of hope but a couple of crucial injuries left the youngsters again vulnerable. Correa took full toll to restore the three goal lead going into the break. The students came out firing on all cylinders in the second half with Rees-Gibbs completing a hat trick, Connor Herewini, Nick Trebelcock and an own goal adding to the students tally for a 9-1 victory.

Match report thanks to Vaughn Hilton, Click here for full reports.

04 May 2013

CBD University and Aber Hamilton Old Boys were also without their U21 stars for this round and the game never reached any great heights. University’s Nick Trebelcock and Old Boys Alex Wood traded first half goals but with both sides secure in the knowledge that they will play each other in the Semi finals they held back tactically as the game limped to a 1 all draw.

Match report thanks to Vaughn Hilton. 

18 May 2013 - Championship Round Semi Finals

Aber Hamilton Old Boy's showed composure to secure a final's spot in the fist Men's Semi Final by downing CBD University in a sudden death shootout played Saturday.  in the match of the day both sides showed plenty of attacking enterprise and traded goals throughout with teh seides locked up 3 all after normal time.  University's Connor Herewini bagged a brace with Jitesh Sima also converting whilst Old Boys countered with goals to Aidan Sarikara, Steve Smith and Troy Smith.  The wet conditions proved a good foil for the respective goal keepers during the shootout with 7 or 10 attempts thwarted and Old Boys prevailing 2-1 in the shootout. 

Write up thanks to Vaughn Hilton.

25 May 2013 - Championship Finals 

In the play offs for 3rd CKL Suburbs showed better ball control and composure to wear down the more fancied CBD University in a 3-2 win.  The students led 2-1 at the break with Abir Mukherjee finding the net and both sides conceding an own goal. Matt Luxford leveled the score and Michael Atkin providing the winning goal for Suburbs.  Coach Truman Wee suggests his sides off ball fearless commitment and an improvement in set pieces mary see them continue to push the top sides in the next round. 

Write up thanks to Vaughn Hilton.