Chatham Cup


Roy of the, er, City

Roy of the, er, City


Posted By on Aug 25, 2013

Yesterday’s Chatham Cup semi-final at Gower Park, between Melville United and Waitakere City, was a tight match played between two evenly contested teams. If it wasn’t for one player, Fijian livewire Roy Krishna, this one would probably have gone to penalties. Instead it finished 4-1 to the visitors. Krishna stood out like the beacon of class that he is, amongst a sea of otherwise staunch workmanlike graft. He scored twice...

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On any given day anything can happen

On any given day anything can happen


Posted By on Jul 28, 2013

It’s hard to know what to write after reading the match report on Melville United’s website from yesterday’s Chatham Cup quarter-final. I certainly can’t hope to beat it, let alone match it, such is the ability behind a keyboard of the one and only Cordwainer Bull. So what can I do? Well, I have a few pics to offer as well as a movie of what turned out to be Melville’s winning goal (see below)....

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One Minute At… Stanmore Bay

One Minute At… Stanmore Bay


Posted By on Jun 4, 2013

Every time I visit a match I’ll take a minute long movie so readers can get a feel for the venue. In the latest in our One Minute At… series we’re at Hibiscus Coast’s Stanmore Bay ground for their Chatham Cup Round 2 match against Melville United played on June 3, 2013. The game finished 3-1 to Melville. Here’s a match report of the...

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By the bay

By the bay


Posted By on Jun 4, 2013

I spent a nice Monday afternoon out at Stanmore Bay for my pick of the Chatham Cup’s round 2 matches. Why Hibiscus Coast versus Melville United? It’s two minutes from the in-laws, so it was nice not to have to traipse across Auckland before a 200km drive home in the evening. The setting at Stanmore Bay is one of the most picturesque in the league. My memories of their changing rooms are that they are about as small as...

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Up for the cup and all that…

Up for the cup and all that…


Posted By on May 11, 2013

The last time I watched a game of football at Wharepai Domain in Tauranga was in the mid-1990s. That day, the match was a Chatham Cup tie between two clubs who have since merged with other clubs – Tauranga City and Waikato United. So it was fitting my next visit, nearly 20 years later, to this venue was for a cup tie between a Tauranga-based side and a Hamilton-based side. Old Blues, current leaders of Waikato Bay of Plenty...

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