Premier Championship Round Finals!!!!

The conclusion of the Premier Championship Round was held on the 25th of May to coincide with the opening of the new pavilion extension which saw Storage King Premier women take on Fraser Tech White. In the mens grade, CBD University Men took on CKL Suburbs for 3 and 4th placings and Admor Premier Reserve Men took on Ecolab Te Awamutu for 5th and 6th in the Mens grade.

Admor Promotions Premier Men were first up of the three Varsity teams, playing off for 5th and 6th placing and a chance to prove they are capable of staying in the premier grade - Admor were looking to repeat last weeks win over Ecolab Te Awamutu and did so rightly by a 3 - 1 margin.  Laurens Steytler convertered from the penalty spot.  Nick Treblecock and Russell Beales slotted late second half field goals.  Well done lads. 

The second game of the afternoon was between CBD University Premier Men and CKL Suburbs. Varsity were unfortunate to conceed three goals (one an own goal) to their score of only two and subsequetly lost the resulting in a 4th placing despite their superior performance throughout the round robin.  Abir Mukherjee found the net twice in the first half but were unable to slot a third in second half. 

In the Premier Womens final a full strength squad was assembled with the return of Junior Blacksticks, Kim Tanner and Brooke Neal, just making it back from Auckland  after playing a week long series against Korea. With pace up front, strength through the midfield and structure in the defense the Storage King Premier Women ran away with a comprehensive 8 - 1 win over a depleted Fraser Tech White. In the initial stages, Fraser Tech strung together a good attacking structure to pressure the defense.  Cat Pollock was awarded a penalty stroke in the first half but was denied by keeper, Candy Hart.  Her miss provoked the attack into sealing the lead through unmarked Emma Andrews. Cat further slotted two of her own. Tech came back just before half time through Acacia Kelsen to reduce the deficit.  The chance of a second half come back for Tech was soon dismissed with Libby bird bagging a hat trick (2 field and 1 PC); Emma and Anna Pryde completed the scoring.