Plains Rangers AFC
18 & 19 June 2016
Rotorua Utd 2, Plains Rangers men 1.
Plains Rangers women 1, Papamoa 2.
On Saturday SLH Contracting Plains Rangers men travelled to play Rotorua United. Rangers had the breeze at their backs in the first half. The Rangers midfield had slightly the upper hand and the team put together several good attacks, but couldn't quite finish their chances. Rotorua scored first after the break with a good move down their right wing and a well placed shot. Rangers came back with determination. A move down the right flank ended with Jordan Ogilvy making a nuisance of himself in front of the Rotorua goal. He flicked the ball past the keeper and striker Sione Lotu bravely dived to head the ball in, narrowly avoiding colliding with the goalpost. Both teams worked hard to try and grab a winner. Very late in the game Rotorua won a corner. It was perfectly placed, with the sun glowing brightly behind it, and one of their midfielders leapt above the Rangers defenders to head it home. The final score was Rotorua United 2, Plains Rangers 1.