Ferrymead Bays back on top

Defending champions Ferrymead Bays have moved to the top of the table in Mainland Football.

Their 3-0 victory over FC Twenty11 on Friday night, coupled with Nelson Suburbs only managing a 2-all draw with Western meant the Bays side have firmed into favouritism to take out the title again this year.

Their victory also meant they claimed the Hurley Challenge Shield off FC Twenty11.

Bays goals on Friday night came from Russell Kamo, Josh Smith and Chris Moore as they dominated their opponents all over the park.

Coastal Spirit kept themselves in the top four with a 2-0 victory over Christchurch United.

The competition's leading goal scorer Gareth Turnbull put one into the back of the net with the other added by Ryan Faichnie.

Cashmere Technical kept in tact with the leading two sides with a 3-0 demoltion of Halswell courtesy of goals to Andy Barton, Ken Yamamoto and Simon Gatward-Smith.

The women's action saw cellar-dwellers University gain their first victory of the season when they rolled the third placed Cashmere Technical 1-0 today.

University's goal came courtesy of Liz Gilchrist.

Halswell and FC Twenty11 fought out a 1-all draw in the middle of the table battle.

The top of the table battle between Western and Coastal Spirit was postponed.



Christchurch United 0 Coastal Spirit 2 (Ryan Faichnie, Gareth Turnbull HT 0 - 0, Cashmere Technical 3 (Andy Barton, Ken Yamamoto, Simon Gatward-Smith) Halswell 0 HT 2 - 0, FC Twenty11 0 Ferrymead Bays 3 (Russell Kamo - pen, Josh Smith, Chris Moore) HT 0 - 1, Western 2 (Sam Miles, Alex Pax) Nelson Suburbs 2 (Ben Wright 2 - incl pen) HT 1- 1.

Points: Ferrymead Bays 29, Nelson Suburbs 27, Cashmere Technical 24, Coastal Spirit 23, Halswell 21, Western 13, FC Twenty11 12, ChCh United 10.


Halswell 1 (Milly Conner) FC Twenty11 1 (Jemma Dockerty) HT 1 - 0, University 1 (Liz Gilchrist) Cashmere Technical 0 HT 1 - 0, Western vs. Coastal Spirit postponed.

 Points: Coastal Spirit 36, Western 25, Cashmere Technical 22, FC Twenty11 20, Halswell 14, University 4.

The Press