Westlake win in seven goal thriller
Westlake Boys 1st XI Football vs St Peters College
Westlake recorded their first premier league win of the season when they saw off newly promoted St Peters College under lights at QBE stadium. Determined to put the previous week’s heavy defeat to Mt Roskill behind them, Westlake started on the front foot with striker Matt Conroy creating several early chances with his pace and crossing. Unfortunately none of his teammates could find the vital touch needed to force the ball home.
Westlake did take the lead in the 6th minute when View Rungpao’s curling cross from the left evaded everyone to find the top corner of St Peter’s goal. Two more Conway crosses flashed across the St Peter’s penalty area but again the chances went begging. Westlake’s keeper, Bradley Williams, then made a good save to deny the St Peter’s striker as he bore down unchallenged on goal. Westlake doubled their lead right on half time when Bronson Kelly won the ball in midfield before delivering the perfect through ball to Conway who finished calmly past the advancing keeper. Westlake took a 2-0 lead into the changing rooms but had not really played with the fluency they sought.
A brighter start to the second half saw Westlake spurn two good chances as first Daniel Lough and then Conway found space to shoot inside the opposition penalty area only to see their efforts saved. St Peter’s then pulled a goal back after Westlake failed to clear a cross and the ball fell to the St Peter’s striker who scored from close range. However the home team restored their two goal advantage when Keanen Baghaloo and View Rungpao combined and the latter headed home from close range. St Peter’s refused to lie down though and scored their second goal after a cross from the right was not cleared and again fell invitingly to a St Peter’s player who found the back of the net. Westlake seemed to have ended the game as a contest when Greg Nimmo’s deflected free kick extended their lead to 4-2 but St Peter’s fought to the end and were rewarded with an injury time goal to completed the scoring.
13 A1 beat Long Bay College 10-0
13 A2 1 lost to Rutherford College 1-2
13 B White beat Rangitoto College 5-1
13 B Red beat Kingsway College 8-2
14 A1 beat Rangitoto College 5-0
14 A2 beat Massey Boys High School 6-0
14 B Red beat Rangitoto College 3-0
14 B Green beat WBHS White 6-0
15 A1 lost to Rangitoto College 0-1
15 A2 drew with Kristin School 1-1
15 B Green beat St Peter’s College 7-0
15 B White beat Rutherford College 5-1
15 B Red lost to Albany Senior High School 1-5
3rd X1 lost to Rosmini College 3-7
2nd X1 beat St Peter’s College 2-1
1st X1 beat St Peter’s College 4-3