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Grant Plumbing Petone Match Programme - Saturday 12th May


vs Lower Hutt City 2.00pm

Welcome... Hello and welcome to Memorial Park for today’s 1st round Chatham Cup clash against local rivals Lower Hutt. The Cup is still the most prestigious and well known trophy in NZ football so it’s a shame the draw has pitted two Central League sides together in the 1st round. However, to advance to the National draw (or even to win) we’ll need to beat several top teams along the way, so there really won’t be any easy game. While the Cup results generally do make the papers, there is very little media coverage of our game locally, so a good ‘cup run’ by either club could give our game some welcome exposure.Having said that though, if a 6-0 win or an individual 6 goal haul doesn’t make headlines then you do wonder what it would take... Grant Plumbing Petone had an emphatic win against Western Suburbs last week in the Central League and will take a lot of confidence from that performance. The lads played some great football and just as pleasing as the 6 goals was the clean sheet at home. If we can maintain that level of intensity and performance then we’re capable of beating any side on our day, however a local derby (and in the Cup) means we’re in for a very tough game today indeed. There were two disappointing attempted comebacks last weekend. One by Liverpool in the second half of the F.A Cup final and the other by yours truly playing my first game of footie in two years. Both ended in tears so it was a miserableweekend all round. I know, I know. I should really hang up my boots for good - but I was so close to scoring the winner - just ask Stapes! And Liverpool will be Top 4 next year. I guess playing for The Dreamers last Saturday was probably appropriate then... The one good thing is I can’t get to the bar - so Stapes, Revie, Bakes make mine a Heineken please. Remember to play hard but play fair. Craig Deadman Chairman, Petone Football Club

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2012 Grant Plumbing Petone Central League Squad


The Visitors: Lower Hutt City

Lower Hutt City Association Football and Sports Club Inc. was formed in 1967 through the merger of the Railways Football Club and the Lower Hutt Association Football Club. Of the two, Lower Hutt had the longer pedigree, Railways the more successful one. Lower Hutt was formed in its most basic sense in 1921 when a team from the Hutt Young Men’s Institute had a couple of good wins (3-0 and 7-0 for the record) against the Anglican Boys’ Home. They decided to form a club and enter a team in the Wellington Football Association competition. The club was officially affiliated with the Association on March 15 1922 with playing colours of brown with a gold shield. Railways Football Club was formed in 1942 and acquired a solid record and five life members in the twentyfive years it existed before the merger. Lower Hutt City has won local Wellington competitions several times (the last being in 2003 when Lower Hutt destroyed all before it) and made several appearances in various national league configurations devised by New Zealand Soccer. There have been many notable club members over the proud history of Lower Hutt City soccer. Perhaps the most dedicated, energetic and passionate of them all is Ivan England.

Chatham Cup History The Chatham Cup was presented to the New Zealand Football Association in December 1922 by the Captain of the cruiser, HMS Chatham. The Cup was made of solid silver in England as a replica of the English FA Cup, and was entirely paid for from contributions by the crew of the ship. The gesture was in return for hospitality afforded the crew on visits it had made to New Zealand in recent years. In 1921, for example, the ship’s team had played against Petone at the Petone Rec. and then been hosted at a function by the Mayor. The trophy was first contested in 1923 and Petone won it for the first time just 5 years later, in 1928. Petone’s win was all the more meritorious in that it was achieved in the club’s first season in Wellington senior A football after 6 years in the B division. From 1922, a large Wellington One division had been split into A and B divisions. When Petone won the Chatham Cup again in 1930, two wins in the Cup’s first 8 years was quite an achievement. But there was another side to the success, bearing in mind this was at the start of the great depression. Costs for the team members were high due to travel to other centres for the later rounds, after winning through as the Wellington representative. When Petone had won through to the North Island Final in Auckland, Thistle of Auckland created widespread ill-feeling by defaulting for because they didn’t agree with an NZFA re-scheduling of the match. The slight against the prestigious tournament aside, this left our team and club very much out of pocket for non-refundable bookings, albeit with a clear run to a successful final against Western of Christchurch. Our 1949 team that also won the Chatham Cup were of course known nationwide as “The Settlers”. But it is not so well-known that the label “Settlers” had its genesis in the “New Settlers’ Association’s Supporters”. This group was formed in April 1949 from among the New Settlers’ Association, a large group of post-war British immigrants to New Zealand. The Supporters brought a ‘Yellow Fever’ like dimension to local football over sixty years ago. The Sports Post at the time commented: “This is essentially a British organisation that will follow the Petone team each Saturday, its members wearing scarves and berets in the Club’s colours of blue and white.” Interestingly, the organiser of the supporters was also the ‘organiser’ of the team and club Secretary, H Pryor.

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Snippets Petone’s last Chatham Cup Final victory was in 1949, following the 1928 and 1930 successes. Andy Leslie, father of the former All Black Captain and Past President of the NZRFU, Andy Leslie Junior, played in the first two and then coached the third winning team. The Manager of the 1949 team, Peter McVean, also played in the 1928 and 1930 teams. **** John Jakens played for Petone in the Cup winning team in 1949 before moving to Eden to pick up his second Winner’s Medal. Not satisfied with that, he transferred to Eastern Suburbs the following year and completed his hat trick of Chatham Cup Winner’s Medals. **** Right half for Petone in 1949 was a Scotsman by the name of Robert Walker, who was only 5’5” and played right half. He was 35. Check out Lower Hutt’s Manager today. **** Paul Whitmarsh won a Chatham Cup winner’s medal in 2006, playing for Western Suburbs. **** Barry Pickering played for Miramar when they lost the final to Mt Wellington in 1982. **** In 1973 the Junior National Cup for Under 18 Provincial Competition changed to become a club competition mirroring the Chatham Cup. **** In 1979, Petone beat Mount Wellington to win the trophy but the trophy was not played for again and was eventually replaced by the Napier Labour Weekend Tournament for Under 19 Teams. Petone won this Napier tournament in 2008, and Lower Hutt City are the current Champions having won the 2011 competition.

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Hutt Valley United... ... So close, and yet so far away. The two clubs playing today were feeder clubs to Hutt Valley United (HVU) in the National League. In 1990, HVU’s Chatham Cup run was a long hard road that almost ended in glory. On their way to the semi- finals they had defeated Raumati, Napier City Rovers, Miramar, National League Champions Waitakere, and had found themselves leading Mt Wellington by two goals going into the closing stages of the semi final. Every one of those games had been played away. Earlier in the game, HVU had the chance to take a 3-0 lead when awarded a contentious penalty. NZ keeper, Grant Schofield saved Gerret Marten’s attempt and this was followed by one of the most extraordinary sendings-off in cup history. The ground announcer, obviously of the opinion that the penalty should not have been awarded, announced over the P.A. system that justice had deservedly been done. The referee went straight to the Mt Wellington dugout and insisted that the announcer be removed from the commentary box before the game would restart. Mt Wellington fought back and after scoring their first, grabbed the equaliser in injury time. Moments later the final whistle went and 30 minutes of extra time was required. The players’ emotions said it all. Whilst HVU had left it all on the field during the first 90 minutes, Mt Wellington’s team couldn’t wait to get on with it. The inevitable happened and The Mount scored another two to move through to the final. Michael Ridenton’s last gasp goal had denied a brave and hardworking HVU team their moment of glory.

2012 Chatham Cup Central Region (Qualification) Stop Out 16 Paekakariki 2 University 7 Stokes Valley 0 Eastbourne 0 Wainuiomata 2 Waikanae 1 Brooklyn Northern United 7 North Wellington 2 Marist 1 Island Bay United 3 Kapiti Coast United 2 Naenae 0 Seatoun 1 Waterside Karori 4 Wellington College 0

Today’s Fixtures (Round 1): Waterside v BNU Stop Out v Western Suburbs Tawa v Upper Hutt City Wellington United v Victoria University Wainuiomata v Wellington Olympic Petone v Lower Hutt City Island Bay United v Seatoun North Wellington v Miramar Rangers

Byes to Round Two (Central Federation clubs):

Maycenvale United, Napier City Rovers, North End, Palmerston North Marist, Red Sox Manawatu, Taradale, Wanganui City.

Seeded to Round Two (Chatham Cup champion): Wairarapa United

Future Rounds: Round 2: June 4 Round 3: June 23/24 Round 4: July 7/8 Quarter Finals (National Draw): July 21/22 Semi Finals (National Draw): August 4/5 Final: August 25/26



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