Friday, 31 October 2014

Mt Spa Soccer Results 2014

Today at Kaponga School, Auroa Primary School claimed a famous double.  Auroa had two teams in the Y5/6 competition, both managed to qualify for the semi-finals, then had to play off against each other.   Rico, Danielle and Riley's team was able to progress through to the final against Opunake Primary School, where they were able to triumph with Caleb scoring a hat-trick.

In the Y7/8 Competition, Auroa again fielded two teams, looking to win a competition that we had not won for fifteen years.   Tom and Michaels team found the going tough but represented the team well, including a legendary goal from Tom against Kaponga, scored from half way.

The real story of the competition came from the other team featuring Keifer, Isabelle, Heavenlee, Logan, Lucas and Captained by Harley (and others).  Pool play saw them defeat Kaponga B 3-0, draw with Matapu School 0-0.  In the final pool game the team played against a strong Rahotu team and lost 0-1.   This meant that qualification for the semi-finals could only occur if other results went Auroa's way.

This duly occurred leaving Auroa to take on top qualifiers, Kaponga 'A' in the semi-finals.  A game that was drawn 0-0 at full time, with numerous chances went to sudden death extra time.  Lucas floated an amazing cross into Logan who drilled the ball first time in the roof of the net.   This meant Auroa were in the final, and had to play against the Rahotu team they'd lost to in pool play.   Logan again proved the difference, striking from just past half way early in the first half.  The strike proved crucial because despite numerous chances  from both teams, including the opportunity for a brace for Logan, the final score remained 1-0, with Auroa claiming the win for the first time since 1999.

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