12 August 2006

Tasman Bowl semifinal
Te Puke 2 Rangers 2
Rangers win penalty shootout 4 - 1

Rangers keep their marking close in this all at stake game. Baz, Steve and Bas keep an eye on the Te Puke strikers. Patr of the vocal home crowd and the corpor8 box watch the action.
Sweeper Jason Pullar clears the ball. At the other end Te Puke clear the ball!
Its full time and 1 - 1. The troops are stirred up for extra time. Simon takes it lying down. Richie is trying to fend off the cramps. Deano has only just come on and is full of running.
End of extra time, 2 - 2. A penalty shoot out. The two keepers get themselves prepared. Captain and player of the day Richie slots Rangers first one.
Jono save the Te Puke first one.
Deano makes the score 3 - 1.
A Te Puke miss and it's nearly all over.
Bazza walks up to taunts of "Pull your shorts up higher" (he obliges) and "You should be playing in the over 50s division" and sends the keeper the wrong way to seal the 4 - 1 penalties result. The end of a tough and exciting battle. The home crowd are quiet at last.

 

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