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Open Grade Round 11 Roundup


Premier 1 Women

Dalefield went to the top of the competition ladder on Saturday after edging past the well-performed Northern United on Cello NHS 1. It was 2-0 to the Wairarapa-based side at halftime and there was a goal apiece scored in the third stanza. With seven minutes to go a marvelous reverse stick shot from Georgia Garden-Bachop found the back of the Dalefield cage. Both teams had chances in the final frantic minutes but the defences held firm and the visitors avenged their earlier defeat at Clareville in May. The early game on Cello NHS 1 between Toa and Victoria was very even with both teams unable to capitalise on several half-chances. It was Toa who broke the deadlock when Emma Martin scored in the final quarter, and they gained three valuable competition points. Playing on their brand-new home turf at Fraser Park for the second time Hutt United had to battle against Karori who very nearly pulled off an upset. Karori captain Jenna Peel scored from an early penalty corner and their defence held until the fourth quarter when Jess Kelly netted following a penalty corner to ensure her side stayed in second place.

Harbour City had the bye


Dalefield 3 (Maddie Taylor 2, Abby Crawley) Northern United 2 (Annie McNaughtan, Georgia Garden Bachop)

Hutt United 1 (Jess Kelly) Karori 1 (Jenna Peel)

Toa 1 (Emma Martin) Victoria 0

Harbour City had the bye

Points after ten rounds: Dalefield 27, Hutt United 26*, Northern United 25*, Harbour City 10*, Karori 9, Toa 7*, Victoria 2

* denotes a bye

Games on 16 July

Hutt United v Toa 1:15pm Fraser Park

Northern United v Karori 2:15pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Victoria v Harbour City 4:15pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Dalefield have the bye

Premier 1 Men

Without Dane Lett on Saturday, Dalefield were not able to establish the same rhythm as last week and had to fight hard to overcome a dogged Northern United on McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2. Dalefield were up 2-0 at half-time and 3-0 going into the fourth quarter, but it was Northern who had the last say with a well taken goal by Ben Hampton. At Fraser Park Hutt United almost failed to take advantage of their home game, finally beating Indians by one goal in the highest scoring game of the day. Victoria beat Tawa by a single goal for the second time, after Bailey Kirkpatrick scored early on McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2.


Dalefield 3 (Rowan Yeo, Graeme Murrell, Benedict van Woerkom) Northern United 1 (Ben Hampton)

Hutt United 5 (Sam Miskimmin, Cameron Gladding, Arie Verwey, Angus Bowmar, Callum Olsen) Indians 4 (Sajan Patel 2, Aqshai Lala, Marco Brown)

Victoria 1 (Bailey Kirkpatrick) Tawa Titans 0

Harbour City had the bye

Points after ten rounds: Dalefield 34, Indians 20, Hutt United 20*, Harbour City 17*, Victoria 13, Tawa Titans 3*, Northern United 0*

* denotes a bye

Games on 16 July

Harbour City v Victoria 12:30pm Cello NHS 1

Indians v Northern United 2:15pm Cello NHS 1

Hutt United v Tawa Titans 3:00pm Fraser Park

Dalefield have the bye

Premier 2 Women

Hutt United relished appearing at Fraser Park on Sunday and played well to beat a determined Upper Hutt, while Harbour City moved into second place outright after a good win over Karori in the late game on McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2. Victoria 2 predictably beat Victoria 3 to remain in second place, while in the following game Kapiti would have been pleased to have beaten Tawa Titans, which moved them into fourth spot.


Hutt United 5 (Daina Ratana, Kobe Oram, Nika Reichert, Olivia Rawlinson, scorer not provided) Karori 1 (Keryn Jansen)

Kapiti 5 (Emily Periam, Seini Denicaucau, Gail Donaldson, Ella Mullane, Paula Attrill) Tawa Titans 1 (Keely Machmer-Wessels)

Victoria 2 2 (Cat Myhill, Bridget Mason) Victoria 3 0

Upper Hutt 2 (Jo Martin, Erica Pihema) Harbour City 2 (Erin Muxlow, Karmina Kovanda)

Points after six rounds

Hutt United 20, Victoria 2 12, Harbour City 10, Kapiti 10, Upper Hutt 9, Karori 5, Tawa Titans 4, Victoria 3 0.

Premier 2 Men

Leaders Hutt United continued their winning way on Sunday with a two-goal victory over second placed Upper Hutt at Fraser Park. Karori moved into second place with a similar result against Kapiti in the early game on Cello NHS 1, while in the late game Northern United had an important, if narrow, victory against Victoria.


Hutt United 3 (Dave Murray, John Lynch, Zach Yearbury) Upper Hutt 1 (Isaac Boon)

Karori 3 (Pacey Johnston, Andrew Miles, scorer not provided) Kapiti 1 (Vijay Soma)

Northern United 2 (Craig Pollock,, scorer not provided) Victoria 1 (Danko van Graan)

Points after six rounds: Hutt United 14, Karori 12, Upper Hutt 10, Kapiti 9, Northern United 7, Victoria 1

Games on 17 July

Victoria v Karori 12:45pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Northern United v Upper Hutt 2:30pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Hutt United v Kapiti 5:00pm NHS 3

Premier 3 Women


Kapiti 3 4 (Chelsea Osbourne, Ginny Hawke, Paris Bradley, Lisa Osbourne) Northern United 3 0

Indians 5 (Neelum Bhikha 2, Smitee Ranchhord, Jayna Lala, Radhika Bhikha) Upper Hutt 0

Toa 5 (Asha O’Gorman 4, Phoenix O’Gorman) Victoria 1 (Bridget Mason)

Kapiti 2 6 (Oakley Wilson-Rangihuna 2, Samantha Te Awhe 2, scorers not provided) Harbour City 0

Northern United 2 2 (Steph Jones, Kristina Strang) Naenae 2 (Matie Whitman 2)

Hutt United had the bye

Points after six rounds: Indians 19, Toa 17, Naenae 15, Kapiti 2 13, Northern United 2 12*, Kapiti 3 8*, Hutt United 5*, Victoria 4, Upper Hutt 3, Harbour City 1*, Northern United 3 0*,

* denotes a bye

Premier 3 Men


Indians 2 2 (Aashish Patel, Darshan Patel) Victoria 3 0

Indians 3 0 Petone Tuis 0

Victoria 2 (Rithy Pho, Rahul Watson-Govindan) Upper Hutt 0

Harbour City 6 (Philip Wilson 2, Izaak Mirfin 2, Hamish Duff, Haydon Rodrick) Northern United 0

Hutt United 5 (Hayden Fraser 2, John Lynch, Peter Roberts, Jack Josland) Karori 1 (Josh Coulon)

Tawa Titans had the bye

Points after six rounds: Tawa Titans 16*, Harbour City 12, Indians 2 11*, Petone Tuis 10, Indians 2 9, Hutt United 8*, Victoria 3 5*, Karori 5, Victoria 4 5*, Upper Hutt 4*, Northern United 3 0

* denotes a bye

Check out all the scores from the weekend's games via the Wellington Hockey PlayHQ



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