Plains Rangers AFC
June 14th 2003 Best Insulation tournament
A bone chilling sunless day in Rotorua, and Plains Rangers had four pool games of 40 minutes each.
First up were Tauranga Boys College, the second best secondary school
team in New Zealand. It was an even affair with both teams playing good
football. TBC grabbed the winner in the final minutes. TBC 1 Rangers 0.
This placed Rangers 7th out of the 12 teams. They met host team Rotorua Suburbs (div one) and fell behind to an early goal. Rangers then had a strong appeal for handball in the Suburbs penalty area turned down. In the second half Suburbs scored a goal from what seemed to be a well off-side position. However the referee disagreed and awarded it. Suburbs 2 Rangers 0.
In the finals, Ngongotaha A drew 1 - 1 with Whakatane and won the penalty shoot out 4 - 1. Ngongotaha B won the plate final with a penalty shoot out after a 0 - 0 draw against Suburbs.