Christchurch United teams keep improving and winning

The Christchurch United teams got away with some great results yesterday, with most junior and youth teams winning their games. All teams improving every week and that is showing off during games on Saturdays.

Under 9

Christchurch United Blue  4 – 8  Christchurch United White

Great game of football today. We knew it was going to be a hard game against our friends from the white team and it was. Both teams created goal scoring chances, but the White was a little bit sharper when it was their time to put the ball in the net. A well deserved win by the opposition and i am looking forward to see what happens in the rest of the season.

Player of the day Blue: Joseph Chalabi.

Player of the day White: Rurac Burrows – he scored 3 goals.

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Dimi, U9 Black, dribbling down the line, while holding a HU Skyhawks player off the ball.

Christchurch United Gold  7 – 1  Christchurch United Rams

After two though games over the past 2 weeks agaist the Blue and White team, the Gold team versed the Rams yesterday. The players had been impressed by the passing game of the Blue and White team and after training on that, the players couldn’t wait to show off what they had been training on.

From the first minute on, the Gold players played very well, passing the ball around and entertaining the crowd. After a few good chances, the score was finally opened by Ryan, after a great pass by Spencer. A second goal followed quickly after and the best goal of the game, came from Daniel, who scored from the halfway line with a powerfull shot.

The players went into the half-time break with a 3-0 lead and a very good feeling. You could see they were enjoying the game in the second half and with some great passing and attacking, 4 more goals were scored. At the end, the Rams scored 1 as well, which saw the game ending 7-1 for Gold.

Goalscorers: Ryan (2), Daniel, Aidan, Ronaye, Spencer and Conor

Player of the Week: Spencer, who played a fantastic game yesterday, setting up 4 goals and scoring one + having a great week of training as well.

Christchurch United Black  3 – 6  Halswell United Skyhawks
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U9 Black coach Juan Chang, makes sure his players are warm, before kick-off against the HU Skyhawks

Under 10

Christchurch United Blue  4 – 0  Parklands

Christchurch United White  4 – 3  Waimak Red

Christchurch United Gold  3 – 12  Nomads United

Christchurch United Rams  9 – 1  Selwyn Falcons

The Rams made a positive start to the game applying early pressure that resulted in a goal for Bailey Hefford-Dawson after only 1 minute.  This was quickly followed by two more that were assisted by Lachlan Timlin. For both goals Lachlan made great runs down the wing and then got his head up to pick out Alex Wilton in the middle who was able to slot the ball home.    The Rams continued with strong midfield play and solid defence to end the first half 5-0.

The second half followed a similar pattern – with regular goals built off a solid mid field and defensive effort.   There were good combinations between the defenders (nice work Alex Taylor and Noah Gibson) and the midfield players to move the ball out from our own half.  We had a number of strong runs forward, particularly from Lachlan and Bailey, and created some great chances.   Another good team effort from the Rams.

Goalscorers: Alex Wilton 4;  Bailey Dawson-Hefford 2; Alex Taylor, Lachlan Timlin, Luca May

Player of the Day: Alex Wilton

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Nati, player for Christchurch United U9 Black, scored her second goal of the season yesterday, after she managed to score a goal last week as well.

Under 11

Christchurch United Blue  4 – 1  Cashmere Technical Gold

Christchurch United White  7 – 2  Hurunui Rangers

Our Players of the Day: Max – Great defending Fantastic performance Max (Last week Max had phoned in sick Friday night – then felt better the next day, so he turned up & played well.. Yash – Good decision making & defending – another consistent performance. Callum – for being positive & scoring a wonderful goal. Sam G also scored a wonderful goal with the head – brave stuff.

Note that it is our defenders who dominate Player of the Day Awards – that is because the game is not all about scoring goals – it’s also about stopping the opposition playing. Winning the ball & keeping it. Our backs played very well – Jamie, Max, Yash & Ben W.outstanding.

Under 12

Christchurch United Blue  0 – 2  Nomads United

Christchurch United White  7 – 2  Cashmere Technical Blue

Christchurch United Gold  0 – 1  Waimak United Grey 

Christchurch United Rams  0 – 3  Ferrymead Phantoms

A very close and even game this week. At times Rams structure and passing was excellent. Unfortunately, some simple defensive lapses and missed opportunities on goal didn’t help us.

Player of the Day: Nethidu Perera

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Goalkeeper Lucy, U9 Black, about to make a save to prevent the Skyhawks from scoring a goal.


Under 13

Christchurch United Academy  3 – 0  Cashmere Technical FC B

Christchurch United White  13 – 2  Cashmere Technical Blue


Under 14

Christchurch United White  4 – 0  Cashmere Technical 

What a great performance we put on today. We really put together some of the work we have trained on and it showed. We worked the ball out wide and managed to get in behind them, however we still cross the ball to flat towards the goalie.

How it played out.

33 min – Chch united Goal –  John Oakman

HT 1-0

41 min – Chch united Goal –  John Oakman
55 min – Chch united Goal –  Jarin Robinson
68 min – Chch united Goal –  Liam O’donnell

No player of the day today because the group worked so well. However we will have to work on finishing as we are not taking advantage of the high number of opportunities created, currently around 15%


Christchurch United Rams  3 – 2  MCUFC

Christchurch United Hawks  0 – 0  Halswell United

One of the Christchurch United players on the ball, while being chased by a Halswell United player.

Under 17

Christchurch United Rams  0 – 2  St. Bedes