Inglewood earn first win of the Taranaki premier football season

Woodleigh's Shintaro Kircaldie and Inglewood's Nathan Bell battle for the ball.

Woodleigh's Shintaro Kircaldie and Inglewood's Nathan Bell battle for the ball.

It took seven matches, but Inglewood have broken their duck and put a notch in the win column. 

A single goal from Joel Stewart was all Inglewood needed to get the better of Woodleigh in their Taranaki premier football league match on Saturday, with the visitors claiming a tight 1-0 win.

While Inglewood have struggled to claim three points in matches this season and have only played seven games due to postponements, the results lifts them off the foot of the ladder.

Taking their place at the bottom is New Plymouth Boys' High School who fell to a 3-1 loss away to Eltham.

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Eltham take the three points to move back up to fourth on the ladder, but lose midfielder Michael Reive for the remainder of the season after he left the ground in an ambulance with a shoulder injury.

Eltham were able to move to fourth after Francis Douglas Memorial College fell 2-0 to Moturoa. 

Elsewhere, FC Western took a 2-0 win over Peringa, while New Plymouth Rangers toppled Hawera 4-1. 

❑ In the women's Federation League, there was nothing to separate Moturoa and New Plymouth Girls' High School, with goals from Moturoa's Nikki Wenzlick and Girls' High's Mackenzie Barry cancelling one another out as the teams settled for a share of the points. 

In the Taranaki women's league, Waitara put on another clinical display in front of goal as the thrashed Peringa 19-2. 

Moturoa also got in on the goal scoring action with a 5-0 win over Inglewood, with Hawera were held to a 1-1 draw by New Plymouth Rangers. 

 - Stuff

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