Canterbury secure U18 Association titles

The Under 18 Men’s Association Tournament in Pukekohe has come to a close, Canterbury have gone one place better in 2019 than the previous year. The Canterbury Men took on Southern in the final in what was a replay of their opening match of the tournament where Southern came away 2-1 winners. Canterbury was able to reverse their fortunes in the final as they held on 4-3 winners. Canterbury took an early 3 goal lead before Southern began their comeback, unfortunately for the Southern side they left their run to late as Canterbury would hold on. 

Wellington who had won the tournament in 2018 would go on to secure the Bronze Medal as they held their nerve in a penalty shootout win against South Canterbury. 

National Association Men’s – Final Placing 

  1. Canterbury 
  2. Southern 
  3. Wellington 
  4. South Canterbury 
  5. Auckland 
  6. Manawatu-Horowhenua
  7. Bay of Plenty
  8. Waikato
  9. North Harbour 
  10. Tauranga
  11. Tasman 
  12. Counties Manukau 
  13. Wanganui
  14. North Harbour Development 
  15. Hawkes Bay
  16. Thames Valley

Canterbury have taken out the 2019 National Association Tournament in Timaru, coming up against Auckland in the final, Canterbury would find themselves behind after Auckland’s Charlotte Penny scored. Looking to regain the title Canterbury struck back almost instantly and took a 2-1 lead into the break. Auckland then struck back before Canterbury held their nerve to secure a 3-2 win. 

Wairarapa would defeat their neighbors Manawatu 4-2 to take the Bronze Medal at the tournament.

National Association Women’s – Final Placing 

  1. Canterbury
  2. Auckland
  3. Wairarapa 
  4. Manawatu
  5. Bay of Plenty
  6. Wellington 
  7. South Canterbury 
  8. Waikato 
  9. North Harbour 
  10. Hawkes Bay
  11. Tauranga
  12. Tasman 
  13. Counties Manukau 
  14. Southern 
  15. Taranaki 
  16. Waikato Development 
Posted on Monday, 15 July, 2019 | DevelopmentFeature