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2012 has turned out to be an epic season for the 1st team.
We have accomplished what no other Canterbury football team has ever done.
A complete clean sweep of all four trophies on offer for our region.
1. We started it all off by regaining The Hurley Shield and successfully defending it to the end of the season.
2. We claimed back to back Mainland Premier League titles, winning the league by 5 points.
3. Bays became the 1st ever Canterbury team to claim The South Island Championship, defeating previously unbeaten Dunedin side Caversham 3-1
4. Our 4th trophy came with a 3-1 win (aet & penalties) over local rivals Coastal Spirit in the English Cup Final.
Absolutely magnificent boys well done.
We can now look forward to hopefully cleaning up at the Mainland Awards Night in 3 weeks time.
Our 1st Team made history on Saturday when they lifted the South Island Champions Trophy. After beating Caversham of Dunedin 3-1 we became the first ever winners of this prestigeous trophy from The Mainland Region.
Congratulations to the Bays 1st Team on winning the Mainland Premier League for a record 4th time. After closest challengers Cashmere Tech and third place Nelson Suburbs both dropped points yesterday, Bays had to beat Halswell in the late game to clinch the title.
A Wiremu Piercey penalty was enough to give The Bays back to back titles.
Well done to all the players in the squad and well done to our management team, 1st team coach Mick Braithwaite, his assistant Dave Grice, along with Andrew and Erna Rogers.
The 1st team are now into their final stages of the Mainland Premier League season. Currently, Bays are 3 points clear of second placed Cashmere Tech with only 3 games to play.
This means that because of our superior goal difference, 2 wins from these final 3 games could be enough to claim back to back league titles. Although nothing will be taken for granted and top quality performances will still be required.
The draw for the semi-finals of the English Cup has been made. The games are as follows...
Thurs 16th August Nomads United v Ferrymead Bays
Thurs 23rd August Coastal Spirit v Western.
Both games 7:00pm kick off at ASB Football Park.
The remaining 2 Mainland Premier League teams were eliminated in the latest round of Chatham Cup games.
Cashmere Tech lost 4-2 away v Caversham and Western went down 1-0 away to Dunedin Tech.
Both were attempting to reach the quarter finals.
Nelson Suburbs visited Barnett Park for a top of the table MPL Clash on Sunday.
The score finished 1 apiece and with a bit more luck we could easily have taken all three points.
Bays defeated FC Twenty11 3-1 in their English Cup quarter final at Barnett Park. A brace of goals by Russell Kamo and one from Craig Harrison were enough to see us progress into the last four.
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FREE COACHING SESSIONS FROM OUR CANTERBURY UNITED PLAYERS.
The club are putting on FREE additional coaching sessions next week for our 10th to 13th Grade children.
Our Canterbury United players Russell Kamo and Josh Smith from the 1st team will be doing a Strikers & Attacking Midfielders session and Adam Highfield will be doing a Goalkeepers session as well.
These will be at Barnett Park on Tuesday 19th June from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
To register please contact Ren Cameron our junior administrator..
Don't forget these are FREE additional coaching sessions.
We will all be hoping the weather is kinder to us this weekend.
With no games played last week due to the snow, our 1st team are at home to Halswell United in The Mainland Premier League. Kick off 2.45 pm
Our reserves are also at home to Halswell with a 12.00 kick off.
Good luck to all Bays teams and see you back at our clubrooms after the game.
Bays remain top of The Mainland Premier League after coming from a goal down to draw 1-1 against old rivals Cashmere Tech on Saturday.
The previous Thursday night's English Cup game resulted in an easy 5-1 win over Hornby United.
We now have a quarter final game against FC2011.
This game will be played at ASB Park on Thursday 26th July with a 7.00pm Kick off.
This Saturday we welcome Coastal Spirit to Barnett Park for a top of the table Eastern Suburbs local derby. Ferrymead Bays are currently 2 points clear of Coastal and will be looking the increase their lead by making home advantage tell.
Kick-off is 2.45 pm Get along to watch if you can.
Ferrymead Bays find themselves three points clear on top of the Robbie’s Premier League after their closest rivals, Coastal Spirit and Halswell dropped points, with Western lifting the Hurley Challenge Shield in round 9 action. On Friday evening Ferrymead Bays had to battle hard to overcome Christchurch United 2 – 1, with Cashmere Technical holding Coastal Spirit to a 2 – 2 draw and Halswell going down 3 – 1 to Nelson Suburbs. The shield changed hands when FC Twenty11 were defeated 2 – nil by Western.
Ferrymead Bays 1st team resume their Mainland Premier League programme with a Friday night game this week.
We are away to Christchurch United under lights at ASB Football Park.
Kick off is 7.00 pm..
Get along and support your team.
Bays made an early exit from The Chatham Cup. Going down 4-2 away at Coastal Spirit.
Bays led 2-1 at half time but following a red card for hand ball, had to play the whole of the 2nd half with 10 men. This proved too much against a resiliant Coastal side that converted their chances in the second half and made the extra man tell..
There are 5 byes in the draw for the 1st round of the English Cup.
Bays are drawn against Hornby FC from one of the lower leagues.
The game is scheduled for Thursday 31st May with a 7pm kick-off.
Byes.. Coastal Spirit, Nomads, Western, Halswell, FC 2011.
Waimak v Christchurch United 24th May ASB Park
Hornby v Ferrymead Bays 31st May ASB Park
Universites v Cashmere Technical 7th June ASB Park
Easter weekend provides 2 Mainland Premier League Games for the 1st team.
They are away v Coastal Spirit at Linfield Park on Saturday and then they back up against Cashmere Tech on Monday at Barnett Park.
Both games kick off at 2.45 pm.
Get along and support your senior club team..
Ball boys for Monday are being supplied by our 12th Grade "B" Team.. Thanks boys.
2 of Bays club stalwarts Simon Standeven and Brent Archer had reason to celebrate this week.
Both became fathers, with their wives giving birth to baby daughters.
Well done guys & girls.
All the best from the Bays family..
If you are 45 or over, our Masters 45s require a goalkeeper and a couple of outfield players.
If you are looking for a game, please contact Mark Piercey on 021 256 7519