The Friday before the final game has brought news that Olympic have defaulted to Waikanae Firsts. This promotes Waikanae to second on the table but only a point ahead of Stokes Valley who face competition leaders Upper Hutt Parapine on Saturday. Waikanae require Upper Hutt to either win or draw (thanks to our superior goal difference) to ensure Waikanae’s promotion to Capital 1 in 2020. What more can we say than good luck to Upper Hutt!
The Firsts showed what they were capable of in their penultimate game on 3 August defeating competition leaders Parapine Upper Hutt 3-0 away at Maidstone Turf.
Although losing only four of their 17 games, a number of mid-season draws haven’t helped their position on the table and have ensured a nail-biting finish to the season. Coach Adam Price and assistant Ryan McGlinchey have done wonders with the team during their first season in charge and win, lose or draw on Saturday the Club can be proud of what our First team has achieved this season and the way they have conducted themselves on and off the field.
Waikanae’s Reserve team retained their position in Capital 4 rounding off a successful season with a 1-0 away win over Marist at Kilbirnie Park.