Stunning upset as Waiuku progress in Chatham Cup

Massey Park has seen Waiuku AFC claim a few high level scalps over the last decade and the crowd that came to watch them defeat Premier League Waitakere saw witness to another thrilling Chatham Cup game on Queens Birthday weekend.
The game was a thriller, both sides having chances early, but Waitakere went to the break 2-1 up.
Within seconds of the restart, Chapman floated a freekick in from the right and over the top of the keeper, where captain Paul Day made no mistake.
Chapman then this the post and Jamie Mc-Gookin nearly scored but his effort when just over the bar.
Then came one of the turning points of the game. Even though captain Paul Day won the ball cleanly he was adjudged to of taken down a man in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Waiuku’s frustrations boiled over the top and Mc-Gookin was the unfortunate recipient and was shown the red card and the chance for an early shower. Waitakere made no mistake and went 3-2 up but Waiuku started to turn the screw. Mike Day had been on the pitch a matter of minutes when he got on the end of a Chapman corner and headed home sending the Waiuku support into raptures. From this point there was only one team in it and with four minutes to go, the referee evened the penalty score up and Chapman made no mistake from the spot. Waiuku take the win and go on to the next round Coach Jim Evans was estatic and proud “the players showed true heart and courage today, especially when down to 10 men and I am extremely proud of them. They deserved the win in what was a thrilling game of Cup football. Pachok Abba was outstanding today and gets man of the match.”

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