Senior players and supporters alike enjoyed the Easter weekend off football with the refreshed bodies resulting in some high scoring games for a number of Tech teams on Saturday.
Cub Open Day is next Saturday (29 April), this being the first weekend of the season when all teams across juniors and seniors will be playing. Everyone is welcomed back to the club rooms on Saturday afternoon after their games, for speeches and a great chance to catch up.
Just a few reminders
Duty Teams – The Duty Team List dates are currently hanging up at the club, these have also been emailed to all managers and coaches.
Lastly, any footballing issues that arise over the weekend which need to be informed to the club please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible after the game and we’ll get in contact to discuss. Prior to a Saturday game if you have any changes or requests please get them to the same email address by the Thursday afternoon.
Below you will see match reports for the teams that played this weekend.
Tech 0 vs Caversham 1
Tonga Park saw a tough early season display of football as the Prems took on Caversham in the South Dunedin derby with both sides having a number of new players compared to last season. With the game getting off to a fast start, Caversham took an early lead in the fifth minute from a Sam Cosgrove long throw. Tech responded by keeping possession and moving up the field to create holes in the Cavy team, with play linked between Michael Neaverson, Ross Howard and Ash Watson. With the first half not being a performance good enough for the team, they turned up the tempo in the second half with a more aggressive attack, feeding the ball to Ash Watson up front, creating chances for Ross Howard and substitute George McCall, but the chances unfortunately could not be converted. The defensive line needed to stay strong, Liam Watson and Cam Higgins, holding up the back line with strong performances.
Tired bodies saw legs fly into tackles for the end of the game, with Tech unable to hit the back of the net, a final result of 1-0 to Cavy.
Player of the day Campbell Higgins
Tech 10 vs Northern 0
Forrest Park saw the Seconds take on Northern under the sunshine and an ever increasing crowd of spectators. With the ref blowing the starting whistle, any spectator turning up late might be forgiven for doing a double take at the score, being 3-0 after eight minutes, and 5-0 after 20 minutes.
Having a mix of younger and older in the team has proved a good formula with fine running displays down the wing from Joel Theissen-Papp and Jimmy Letts, strong defensive performances from Jarrod Simpson and Reece Bayly and the ever-sprawling body of keeper Ben Dubyk. With goals a plenty, strikes from Richard Smith and Andy Coburn from outside the 18 yard box to top goal corners would not have been out of place on beIN Sports and Joel striking into the back of the net. However with six goals in the game, showing the flare of yesterday still exists today, the crowd were taking off their hats to Aaron Burgess by the end of the game. Final score 10-0.
Player of the Day Aaron Burgess
Tech 6 vs University B 0
The girls teams were away at Logan Park this week, The Premier woman were up against University B. Tech had most of the possession but struggled to finish off chances in front of goal despite the opportunity. The goal scoring started in the 9th minute with Kirsty Hayr getting her first. Their dominance easily pushing a side University getting another 3 goals in the first half to Mikaela Hunt, Emily Morison and another to Kirsty. The second half was unable to see Tech capatilize on the fist half only scoring 2 more goals to Kate Guilford and a second to Mikayla Gray ending 6-0
Player of the day going to Kirsty Hayr and Mikayla Gray
Tech vs University
GAME DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY 4PM, come down and watch the contest.
Tech 0 vs Green Island 2
First game for the season being played at De Carle and the team was looking optimistic on getting out there and recording a result.
From the get go there was some positive play having the ball worked around but unfortunately Green Island managed to secure 2 goals in the first half to put Tech on the back foot. However there was a very 50/50 goal line call.
A big push from the women in the second half batling for the ball meant that the score stayed 2-0 till the end.
Player of the day Suzie Bray
Tech 7 vs University 1
Big game for Grant’s 3rds, currently the only undefeated team in the league and looking to continue this. The game starting late after University having to have an entire team play directly after they finished a 12.45 game. Tech dominated early on with goal 1 at 11 minutes to Amos a further 2 goals in the middle of the half to Elliot and Will, in the 41, 43 minutes 2 more goals to Josh and Will’s second saw Tech go to the half 5-0.
Following the end of the half, Will picked up his hat trick in the 46 minute and the 7th goal to Patrick Koppert at 47″.
Tech continued to show pressure but were unable to add to the telly. A small bit of complainciency at the back saw University steal a goal to refuse a clean sheet.
Player of the day Will Bourne
Tech 7 vs Green Island 1
The Weasels were at home in the late game at De Carle against the Tippers. At half time the score was 3-0 to Tech.
The game finishing 7-1
Player of the day Daniel Anfield
Tech 3 vs Green Island 4
The Colts out at Sunnyvale against Green Island saw early on GI walk through and grab a goal to make Tech start wondering what was happening. They managed to get back in the game going ahead with 3 goals to Callum and 2x Paul. GI claimed 1 more in the fist half to see 3-2 to Tech.
Down on players and no subs, Tech was unable to secure further goals and allowe GI to get 2 past taking the game and the points away 4-3
Player of the day going to Eddie Dykstra
Tech 0 Vs Mosgiel 1
Player of the day, The whole team