Franklin United

Football report—Franklin United 04 August 2018

Franklin United travelled south to Cambridge last weekend. On a sticky pitch both teams found hard, it was Franklin that took an early lead. Charlie Heather, Franklin’s top goal scorer cut in from the right-hand side and drove a hard low shot into the bottom corner of the net. It was a fierce battle with both teams pressing hard for […]

Franklin United Football Report—21 July 2018

With the weather again playing a part in this weekend’s football our NRFL Teams were moved to Drury to take on Bucklands Beach. It was always going to be a tough match with opponents Bucklands Beach sitting second on the table. And it was two minutes of lack of concentration just before half time that cost Franklin United the game. […]

Franklin United 14th Grade Girls

With the creation of the Franklin United Football Academy this year, a good number of girls trialled, and 14th Grade team was established. Currently sitting in third place on table of the Championship 14 Grade Division 1, the team is doing well for their first season together under the Franklin United club. The team aged from 12-15 years old with […]

Football Report 30 June 2018 – Franklin United

Franklin United reached a milestone over the weekend, with its first player reaching his fiftieth game for the Club.  Salesh Kumar, 36, joined the club in its first year of existence in 2016.   Fijian born Salesh has represented his country at age group and senior level. In 2001 he was awarded Fiji Junior Footballer of the Year.  In 2007 […]

Franklin United Soccer Results 16 June 2018

A tense local derby was played on Saturday in sticky conditions at Bledisloe Park. Franklin started the brighter of the two sides but found themselves a goal behind after only six minutes when a cross from the left was converted into the goal by the Papakura striker. However, this only fired up the home side who continued to attack down […]

Franklin United – 9 June 2018

Nine minutes into the Chatham Cup game Queen’s Birthday Monday, it was called off due to atrocious conditions including lightning and thunder. That game was rescheduled for last Saturday. A classic cup tie played out at Drury Sports Grounds between Franklin United and Waikato UniCol. Franklin United started with intentions of showing they were a division above and had it […]

Franklin United Results – 2 June

Franklin United travel to Rotorua to face Ngongotaha. Franklin started very slowly and soon found themselves two goals down not been able to cope with the home team pressure. However gradually Franklin managed to start playing the flowing football they are capable of and started to fight their way back into the game. The second half was all a one-way […]

Franklin United Soccer Results – 19 May 2018

Franklin United travelled ‘out west’ to face Te Atatu and came away with three points. Right from the start Franklin United put pressure on the home side and were rewarded with a great goal. At least 11 passes lead to Salesh Kumar crossing a fantastic ball into the box where Mark Thompson bravely dived and connected with a thumping header […]

Franklin United Report – 21 April 2018

Wet weather didn’t dampen the performance of the Franklin United teams on Saturday with their First Team sticking to their game plan despite the challenging conditions. The coach believed that a good week’s training paid off for their players. Now sitting 3rd on the table, the team has to get themselves ready for a mid-week game against 2nd place holders […]

Franklin United Football Results – 14 April

First Team 2-2 against Metro, Goal Scorer: Daniel Billot (2) – PIC Insurance Brokers Player of the Day, Daniel Billot Reserves Team 2-2 against Metro, Goal Scorer: Marc Lindsay (2) – Player of the Day Brody Turkington First Team Report After four weeks, Franklin United remains unbeaten with two wins and two draws.  Yesterday’s game saw another draw against Metro.  […]


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