Kapiti Observer : June 9th 2011
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We almost went in with the atti- tude that we'd won the game prior tostarting. . .IthinkwetookSt George a bit too lightly,'' he said. Poko's players copped a bit of an earful'' at halftime about sticking to basics -- making sure the forward pack gained momentum before sending the ball out to the backs. So we racked up 40 points in the second half.'' The team competed 15 of its 23 sets, he said. The win sees the Bears push up to second on the table, behind Randwick Gold and ahead of com- petition newcomers Trentham Titans in third spot. The Bears are assured of a top six finish with two games left -- guaranteeing entry into the second round playoffs. They head into that round with increasing consistency, and strong for-and-against statistics, averaging about 40 points a game and conceding about 18, Poko said. Poko said the remaining two first-round games allow him to blood young talent, and give more game time for regular bench players. I'm going to talk to the team at training about resting some of our players... some of the young fellas just on the fringe of the team I think we could start them, give them more game than normal.'' Meanwhile, this Saturday's away game against mid-table Petone will give Bears players a chance to test themselves under trying crowd con- ditions. Petone crowds were vocal'' and in your face'', said Poko, who would be talking to the players about keeping their cool. He was very proud'' of the team for making the top six play-offs. The second round will be a round-robin with the top four mov- ing to semifinals, then a final. Turn-around in football form By BEN STRANG Waikanae and Kapiti Coast United both lost their Welling- ton football league matches on Saturday, but made amends with victories on Monday. Waikanae's results kept them fighting in the Capital 2 mid- table; KCU's victory levered them off the bottom of the Capi- tal 1 table. Waikanae started with a 1-0 loss to University Gossies at Kelburn on Saturday. Waikanae player Henry Collette said the match was evenly contested, but playing passing football was difficult on the ground, which had a cricket block on one end and resembled a cow paddock in other areas''. Neither side found the net in the first half, although striker Matt Solt should have put Waikanae ahead when he struck a shot straight at the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation, said Collette. University took the lead about 10 minutes into the second half, when Waikanae failed to clear a free kick and goalkeeper Matt Walker could only watch as the ball looped over his head and into the back of the net. The visitors created several opportunities in the closing stages as they sent numbers for- ward, but could not find a way past the Gossies keeper. It was a different story on Monday, when Waikanae out- scored Upper Hutt 3-2 at Jim Cooke Park. Shane Eglinton, Ryan Kineally and Jeremy Hawken scored for the home team, push- ing it into fifth place. At the Raumati club, KCU coach Alan Jones said his team played poorly in Saturday's 2-1 loss to North Wellington at Weka Park, conceding two first half goals. In a bizarre period of play, Kapiti were penalised for a pass- back to the goalkeeper, who picked the ball up at the edge of the six-yard box, he said. North Wellington worked the indirect free kick well, passing the ball to the side and scoring. Minutes later it was 2-0, when a Wellington player darted into the box, skipping past one defender before setting up the goal. Jono Benner pulled a goal back for Kapiti in the second half, but Jones said it was always too much to come back into the game. The team's performance on Monday, however, was a vast improvement, with Kapiti taking it to Brooklyn Northern. Benner slotted an early pen- alty, before winger Cameron Manclark fired a 20-metre pile- driver into the top corner of the goal to make it 2-0. Kapiti dominated the game after halftime, Jones said. He said it was great for 16-year-old centre back Nick O'Hagan to make his debut with a clean sheet on Monday. The win leaves Kapiti eighth on the table, two points ahead of Miramar and Naenae in ninth- equal.
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