Rangiora 1 - 4 Hillmorton
It was a solid start to the pre-season with a win in our first friendly against Rangiora High School at English Park. The game started well in the first half with Tim and Patrick causing problems for the Rangiora back four before Cameron scored his first of the season. The team played well with some new faces and a well executed high press from the outset. Disappointingly though, Rangiora pulled a goal back just before half time with a well finished effort into the bottom corner.
After half time though, there was no comparison in the two teams. Brad and Cameron continued to put pressure from the midfield and not long after the break, goals from Cameron and Patrick gave us a comfortable lead. Cameron finished the scoring off with a calm penalty finish to secure his hat trick.
There were some excellent performances all round from the likes of Shoei and Yuma on the wing, Mnase at right back and Jack and Andre in central defence. Next week the opponents are Riccarton High School.
Photography by Tyson Collins (Year 13).