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KCU sides win big in cup matches

Kapiti Coast United have done well in their matches this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams scoring double digits and keeping clean sheets.

The men’s’ team, playing on Saturday, took a massive win against Martinborough, winning 15-0 at Weka Park. The Chatham Cup match was expected to be an easy win for the home team, as the visitors Martinborough are a Wairarapa Division 2 side founded only this year. The KCU team was somewhat chopped and changed, with youngsters such as Luca Morley-Hall making their way into the team. But that showed not to matter, as the hosts asserted their dominance early and were 7-0 up at half-time.



Defender Barry Lewis (pictured above) made his 51st cup appearance in a career spanning twenty-three seasons and was rewarded with a goal. In all, there were seven goal scorers, with six players scoring at least two goals. Forwards Tiago Baltar (below) and Malcolm Finnie managed hat-tricks, and there were two goals each for midfielder Matthew Rush, strikers Dylan Hayes and Sam Kingi, and Jayden Stratford.

In the equivalent women’s cup, the Kate Sheppard Cup, the women’s team also took a big win, with Stop Out from Petone visiting Weka Park on Sunday. The game was clearly swinging one way early on, with the score at 5-0 at half-time and finishing 10-0. Vanessa Addy managed to score six goals, two of which floated into the top corner from outside the box, before her substitution. There was also a brace from Erin Whitton and goals from Rhiannon Holmes and Miranda Williams-Grey. Addy, unsurprisingly, takes the lead in the competition goalscorers chart for this season, ahead of Roslyn-Wakari’s Samantha Baldwin and Renee Bacon on three.