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Open Grade Round 13 Roundup

Updated: Jul 29, 2022


Premier 1 Women

The showdown between rivals Dalefield and Hutt United was as close as expected with the Hutt Valley team coming from two goals down to snatch a draw late in the game. Felicity Reidy’s brace put the Wairarapa-based side ahead at half-time and the score was 2-1 at the start of the fourth quarter. With four minutes left Minna Reid finished off an attack down Hutt’s right side with a diving reverse-stick shot to secure the draw. That result meant Northern United, who hammered Toa, go to the top of the table with one round to play, and are assured of a top-two finish. Their goal-scoring prowess was fully displayed as they led 4-1 at half-time and piled on another five goals in the final two quarters. Harbour City was not able to fully dominate Karori but eventually got on top for an important win to move them clear of Karori in fourth place, with a catch-up game against Victoria still to play.


Northern United 9 (Sophie Macadre 4, Estelle Macadre 2, Amy Robinson 2, Annie McNaughtan) Toa 1 (Ashleigh Morgan)

Hutt United 2 (Jess Kelly, Minna Reid) Dalefield 2 (Felicity Reidy 2)

Harbour City 4 (Charlotte Eastman, Matisse Uluielata, Victoria O’Keeffe, Mckaela Woodward) Karori 1 (Ashleigh Andrews)

Victoria had the bye

Points after thirteen rounds: Northern United 33*, Hutt United 31*, Dalefield 28*, Harbour City 13*+, Karori 9, Toa 7*, Victoria 2*+

* denotes a bye; + denotes a game in hand

Games on 30 July

Victoria v Dalefield 12:30pm Clareville

Northern United v Hutt United 12:45pm McDonald’s NHS 2

Toa v Harbour City 2:30pm McDonald’s NHS 2

Karori have the bye

Premier 1 Men

All three games on McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2 were close with Indians coming from behind three times to square the early game against Harbour City. Josh and Isaac Dyer scored all the Indians’ goals, with older brother Isaac’s strike from a penalty corner in the closing moments snatching the draw and setting up a rematch in two weeks’ time. Dalefield had beaten Hutt United comfortably in their first-round game at Clareville but the Valley side gained revenge this time. The Bowmar brothers gave them a 3-0 lead and they were 3-1 up at half-time, before two Dalefield goals locked up the scores. A fourth-quarter penalty stroke that came back off the crossbar proved costly for Dalefield as the maroon-and-reds counter-attacked, forced a penalty corner and Callum Olsen made no mistake with a powerful drag-flick. This was Dalefield’s first loss of the season and the meeting between the teams in a fortnight promises to be another epic struggle. In the late game Northern United earned their first point of the season in a gritty draw with Tawa Titans, neither side being able to score a goal in the cold conditions.


Indians 4 (Isaac Dyer 2, Josh Dyer 2) Harbour City 4 (Sam Baxter, Logen Stent, Duncan Keith, Rio Tuson)

Hutt United 4 (Angus Bowmar 2, Ollie Bowmar, Callum Olsen) Dalefield 3 (Graeme Murrell 2, Zac Hardie)

Northern United 0 Tawa Titans 0

Victoria had the bye

Points after thirteen rounds: Dalefield 34*, Hutt United 27*, Indians 24, Harbour City 19*, Victoria 14, Tawa Titans 4*, Northern United 1*

* denotes a bye

Games on 30 July

Dalefield v Victoria 2:15pm Clareville

Harbour City v Tawa Titans 12:30pm Cello NHS 1

Hutt United v Northern United 2:15pm Cello NHS 1

Indians have the bye

P2 Women

Eighth-placed Victoria 3 came close to earning their first point of the season on Sunday, scoring twice against Karori but conceding three goals themselves. Second placed Victoria 2 also came close, before going down by the same margin against Kapiti, who overtake them on the table. First-placed Tawa Titans’ two goal advantage over third placed Harbour City was the biggest of the day, while the Hutt Valley derby at Fraser Park ended up all-square after a six-goal thriller between Upper Hutt and substantial leaders Hutt United.


Karori 3 (Katie Reed 2, Felicity Wills)) Victoria 3 2

Kapiti 2 (Seini Denicaucau 2) Victoria 2 1 (Angie Leckie)

Tawa Titans 3 (Lauren Walker 2, Meiana Rangiwai) Harbour City 1 (Karmina Kovanda)

Hutt United 3 (Brooke Craig, Zoe Martin, Sophie Tennent) Upper Hutt 3 (Georgia Lloyd, Tamlynn Bagnall, Tiari-Awhina Pepere)

Points after eight rounds

Hutt United 23, Kapiti 14, Victoria 2 13, Harbour City 11, Upper Hutt 11, Tawa Titans 10, Karori 9, Victoria 3 0.

Games on 31 July

Karori v Victoria 2 12:15pm Cello NHS 1

Hutt United v Kapiti 12:30pm Fraser Park

Victoria 3 v Harbour City 2:00pm Cello NHS 1

Tawa Titans v Upper Hutt 4:00pm Fraser Park

Premier 2 Men

Upper Hutt just missed a bonus point on Sunday after proving too strong for Karori in the early game on Cello NHS 1, following which table-topping Hutt United gained another bonus point win with a healthy score-line against Northern United. In the late game on the turf Kapiti took some time to get the better of Victoria, but eventually ran out winners to sit in fourth place.


Kapiti 4 (Tully Gilbert 2, Michael Leckie, Scott Sinclair) Victoria 1

Hutt United 5 (Zach Yearbury 2, Jimmy Cavanaugh, Tom Langley, Jake Inwood) Northern United 0

Upper Hutt 4 (Ben Clegg 2, Nick Mellow, Michael Ackroyd) Karori 0

Points after eight rounds: Hutt United 21, Upper Hutt 16, Karori 15, Kapiti 12, Northern United 7, Victoria 1

Games on 31 July

Northern United v Karori 12:30pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Hutt United v Victoria 2:15pm McDonald’s Newtown NHS 2

Upper Hutt v Kapiti 2:15pm Fraser Park

Premier 3 Women


Kapiti 3 4 (Paris Bradley, Bree Bargh, Lisa Osbourne, Anika Hoogeveen) Naenae 4 (Jessica Cooper 2, Matie Whitman 2)

Indians 6 (Jayna Lala 5, Neelam Bhikha) Harbour City 0

Kapiti 2 6 (Oakley Wilson-Rangihuna 3, Leonie O’Kane, Emily Roberts, Bree Bargh) Northern United 3 2 (Nina Dickie, Emi Pogoni)

Hutt United 3 (Nicola Rumens 2, Kathy Wolfe) Victoria 0

Toa 2 (Asha O’Gorman, Kaitelynn Livingstone) Northern United 2 0

Upper Hutt had the bye

Points after eight rounds: Indians 24, Toa 21, Kapiti 2 17*, Naenae 16*, Northern United 2 13*, Kapiti 3 13*, Hutt United 11*, Victoria 5, Upper Hutt 3*, Harbour City 1*, Northern United 3 1*

* denotes a bye

Premier 3 Men


Indians 2 3 (Jitesh Lala, Hiran Patel, Jamin Bhikha) Upper Hutt 2 (Michael Whitson, Bryan Bagnall)

Tawa Titans 5 (Chris McDonald 2, Jordan Allan, Jack Hawkey) Hutt United 1 (Peter Roberts)

Harbour City 0 Victoria 3 0

Victoria 4 4 (Damian Broadley 2, Kether Gati, Rahul Watson Govindan) Petone Tuis 3 (Will McIntyre 2, Angus Webster)

Indians 3 5 (Nermash Ramji 3, Jack Clifford) Karori 3 (Sam Stannard 3)

Northern United had the bye

Points after eight rounds: Tawa Titans 23*, Harbour City 16, Indians 3 15*, Indians 2 14*, Hutt United 12, Petone Tuis 10*, Victoria 4 8*+, Victoria 3 6*+, Karori 5, Upper Hutt 4*, Northern United 3 0+

* denotes a bye + denotes game in hand

Full Open Grade scores and standings are available via the Wellington Hockey PlayHQ

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