Bays win Nike Cup New Zealand Finals

East Coast Bays will be the New Zealand representatives in the Manchester United Premier Cup (Nike Cup) after beating Wellington College 3-0 in the finals with goals to Michael Kapteyn (2) and Mitchell Cairn on Sunday 4 April at North Harbour Stadium domain. On the Saturday they beat Wellington College 2-0 (goals to Nathan Buswell and Judd Baker) and Fencibles 2-1 (Nathan Buswell 2 goals). Sunday saw a 2-2 draw (goals to Jared Grove and John White) in the early game with Coastal Spirit (Everton Academy, Christchurch) before meeting Wellington College in the final after Wellington had upset Coastal Spirit.Nathan Buswell won the Golden Boot for the tournament with 3 goals.

The team is: 1. Edward Fazekas, 2. Deklan Wynne, 3. Jared Grove, 4. AJ O'Toole, 5. Brock Messenger, 6. Mitchell Clark, 7. Scott Diprose, 8. Matthew Snelling, 9. Nathan Buswell, 10. Jan Fischer, 11. Brendan Wyatt, 12. Judd Baker, 13. Michael Kapteyn, 14. Mitchell Cairn, 15. John White. Bays will now play the Australian champions sometime in May. Photos of Wellington College game in Photo Gallery courtesy of Darryl Baker.


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