Christchurch United Win The Southern League!

In one of the craziest final days of the season ever, we managed to secure the Southern League title in the most dramatic of ways. Marking our first trophy in 24 years, to make for a historic day in the history of Christchurch United Football Club.

Here's the story of how it went down.

United got their quest off to score as many goals as possible, to a great start, with Eddie Wilkinson scoring after just two minutes from the penalty spot - awarded for hand ball with the lead doubling when a cross from Joel Peterson was turned into the net by a defender. Will Pierce added the third midway into the half with both Peterson and Leonardo Uride Sepulveda scoring in quick succession just before the break to give United the ideal platform to attack the second half. Some great keeping by Daniel Robinson denied United from adding to their tally, one brilliant stop from Jordan Spain. Noah Billingsley then made it six on the hour and just after United keeper, Scott Morris, pulled off a great stop to deny a quick break from Mosgiel. Robinson then saved from Wilkinson with a header from Blake Weston cleared off the line in the 80th minute. Wilkinson started the goal rush when scoring the seventh goal. Sub, Mika Rabuka and Weston then scored in the space of a minute with Rabuka adding the final goal.

After the final whistle Paul Ifill commented. "We would have liked to have wrapped up the title against Technical last week, but it went into the final game. It was a bit strange going into the game not knowing how many goals we needed and at one stage I did not think we were going to do it, but we came good at the end", 

Christchurch United 10
Mosgiel 0