1 July

Plains Rangers women 0 Kawerau Town 2

A lovely sunny day at Awakeri. Refs Norm Howe and Graham Moore call the teams on. Maria leads the Rangers women. 17 players turned up so poor manager Kylie and coach Michel had to tell some that they couldn't play!
The customary hand shake before the game. Here's the "pocket rocket" Gillian Green taking the ball up the wing.
New player Holly Davis got into the action up front, putting in some good challenges for the ball. Right back Julie Reihana is up on attack, trying to get a cross over in front of goal.
The Kawerau defence get to this one first, strikers Holly Davis and Kate Simons miss out this time. Kayla Benner takes evasive action to avoid a Kawerau hit. Sorry for even thinking it might have been Maria!
Now it's the second half. Player of the day Maria Puutu does her job in defence well. Fellow centre back Kelly Wilson takes another goal kick with her trusty left foot.

The game's all over. Rangers line up for a team photo. Click here for a larger version.

And of course there's the silly photo, which isn't too bad either! Michel has to be made to take centre stage. Click here for a larger version.

More action photos?