Massey University maintained their winning Central League season with a 4-0 win.
Coach praises Martens despite loss in shootout.
Steven Old has had to trek to far-flung reaches of the world to nail professional football contracts.
After strong recent form, Palmerston North Marist turned in one of their worst efforts of the season.
The Levin Wolves gave Whiti Te Ra the sternest test of the season.
Mark Rule will be one of the 50 officials controlling matches at the world's biggest sporting event.
Second hat-trick of season from striker and rock-solid defence paved the way for Palmerston North Marist's easy win.
Palmerston North Marist scored third Central League win with dominant 3-0 victory over Lower Hutt.
Massey University's women's team remain at the top of the Central League, with a 5-2 win over Wellington United.
Central and Capital Football will be the first bodies in Oceania and Australasia to trial a new referees' tool made to eliminate pointless yellow cards.
Shannon Smith's still getting her head around organising 75 clubs, 360 teams, 150 games and 6000 players.
Manawatu's backup football grounds called into use lately because top venues haven't been up to scratch.
Curling goal directly from corner by Jane Barnett highlighted Massey University's win over the other unbeaten team.
Feilding United's clash with Havelock North at Timona Park had a red glow to it.
Stop Out loses battle of defensive strategies.
Palmerston North Marist coach Simon Lees has long discussions with team about defence conceding too many goals.
Feilding coach Jeff Gleave was expecting his players to have a big Saturday night.
For his Valeron Wanderers to be competitive in the women's Central League, coach Craig Newell needs to plug the holes in the defence.
Sitting on the bench at the women's under-17 World Cup was tough for Karin Ingram.
A lad from the Congo, Kenel Mouthys, tapped in a rebound to secure YoungHeart Manawatu's third win a row.