The Northcross Boys Football Teams have once again shown their skill and determination by achieving top placings in the recent North Harbour Zone Day Football tournaments.
Our Year 7 achieved an outstanding 2nd place, making it all the way to the final with no goals conceded. The NX lads came up against Rosmini who proved to be tough competition and had a 1-0 lead going into the 2nd half. Possession and territory were evenly split but Northcross despite having some scoring opportunities couldn't capatalise on a number of chances. Rosmini made the most of their chances and took the final 3-0. The NX Year 7 players learnt a lot from being part of the day and the experience of playing in a final, it will stand them in good stead for 2018.
Our Year 8 team 1 also conceded no goals on their road to the final against the Y8 Rosmini team. Determination, character and team work saw our NX team prevail over some very well drilled opposition teams. After a close quarter final against Belmont and a Semi final that went to extra time then penalties with Murrays Bay the Northcross lads had to dig deep in their battle against a good Rosmini team. Northcross won the match 1-0 retaining their North Harbour title and claiming a spot at the Auckland Champions of Champions tournament in June.