College Sport Media:
Christchurch Schools came second, third and fourth, but it was Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College that held aloft the AON Federation Cup in Napier on Saturday.
St Cuthbert’s beat Rangi Ruru Girls’ School 1-0 in a hard-fought final to claim the title. The only goal of the final came in the 8th minute of the second half, a Madison Doar penalty, after Grace Parkinson had gone desperately close.
The majority of the rest of the second half was tense and willing. With 40 seconds to play, Rangi Ruru’s Annabelle Wilson was checked in the circle, winning her side a last-gasp equalising penalty corner.
St Cuthbert’s defence had been outstanding throughout the final and it held one last time and they went on celebrate fulltime.