Rotorua Aces Men have produced a high-flying start to the Riverside Cup this season,

A 12-0 win over Onewhero-Pukekohe at the weekend was their fourth win from four games. In those four matches, they have scored 21 goals and conceded just three.

Leo Mitai-Wells was the hat-trick hero at the weekend, while Hoete Mitai-Ngatai and Dan Ford scored two goals each.

Meanwhile, the Rotorua Aces women are also flirting with supremacy in the Intercity Cup, a 3-1 win over Puke Barbarians at the weekend moving them into second place with two wins and one draw.


Their goal scorers at the weekend were Renae Mason, Mel Aiken and Kat O'Callaghan.


In the Central Bay of Plenty Premier competition, it is Rotoiti and Ngongotahā locked in a battle for second place behind high-flying Whakarewarewa.

Whakarewarewa have played six, won them all and sit comfortably in first on 24 competition points.

On Saturday, Ngongotahā narrowly beat Rotoiti, 11-5. The two sides are now both on 12 points, Rotoiti clinging to second place via a superior points difference. Nipping at their heels are Marist St Michael's and Kahukura on eight points.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty Division 1 competition, Paroa beat Ruatoki 32-26 and Te Teko beat Whakatāne Marist 22-20 to maintain their unbeaten runs at the top of the table.

Waimana and Rangiuru's women's teams went toe-to-toe on Sunday. Photo / Supplied
Waimana and Rangiuru's women's teams went toe-to-toe on Sunday. Photo / Supplied

In the Bay of Plenty Premier women's competition, Rangataua continued to flex their sizeable muscles with a 93-0 win over Rotoiti. They remain atop the table with five wins from five and a whopping points differential of +304.

Second-placed Rangiuru beat Waimana 24-0 and third-placed Mount Maunganui beat Te Teko 77-5.


Round five of the Bay of Plenty men's competition saw Pikiao and Mangakino maintain impressive starts to the season.


Pikiao beat last year's beaten finalists, Pacific, 26-22 while Mangakino hammered Reporoa 40-14.

The defending champions, Taupō Phoenix, made easy work of Tauhara, winning 78-0.


Waiariki's Premier men's team fought out an eight-goal thriller with Tauranga City on Saturday but in the end had to settle for a share of the points, drawing 4-all. They sit in ninth place with two wins, three draws and three losses.

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Waiariki Premier women produced an impressive 7-1 win in a top of the table clash with Tauranga City. That victory moves them into first place outright in the WaiBop W-League.

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Central Bay of Plenty


Marist St Michael's 12-27 Whakarewarewa

Rotoiti 5-11 Ngongotahā

Kahukura v Waikite - Waikite won by default

Premier Development:


Marist St Michael's 25-24 Eastern Pirates

Kahukura v Ngongotahā Hawkes - Ngongotahā won by default

Murupara v Waikite - Waikite won by default

Reporoa 17-12 Ngongotahā Eagles

Whakarewarewa - Bye

Western Bay of Plenty
Arataki 0-69 Mount Maunganui
Greerton 10-32 Te Puna
Te Puke 16-21 Tauranga Sports
Rangiuru 47-5 Rangataua
Premier Development:
Judea 15-12 Mount Maunganui
Greerton Marist 21-14 Te Puna
Te Puke 7-38 Tauranga Sports
Rangiuru 5-47Rangataua
Senior Reserves:
Te Puna 12 vs 24 Tauranga Sports
Eastern Districts 25-27 Katikati
Greerton Marist 41-17 Pāpāmoa


Eastern Bay of Plenty
Division 1:
Whakatāne Marist 20-22 Te Teko
Galatea/Waiohau v Edgecumbe - No result available
Paroa 32-26 Ruatoki
Ōpōtiki v Poroporo - No result available

Bay of Plenty Women
Waimana 0-24 Rangiuru
Rangataua 93-0 Rotoiti
Te Teko 5-77 Mount Maunganui
Ōpōtiki - Bye

(Bay of Plenty teams only)
NRFL Division 1:
Waiheke Utd 2-1 Tauranga City

NRFL Division 1 Reserves:
Waiheke Utd 0-1 Tauranga City

WaiBop Premiership:
Tauranga City 4-4 Waiariki
Ōtūmoetai 6-1West Hamilton Utd
Waikato Unicol 3-0 ninetyblack Taupō
Flying Mullet Pāpāmoa 5-1 Huntly Thistle

WaiBop Championship:
Ōtūmoetai Championship 6-4 Tauranga City
Tauranga City AFC 1-3 Roundwood Tokoroa
Waikato Unicol 1-5 Taupō
Flying Mullet Pāpāmoa 4-3 Cambridge
Ōtūmoetai 3-0 Hamilton Wanderers
Tauranga Old Blues 1-1 Te Puke Utd
Claudelands Rovers 3-2 Whakatāne Town


WaiBop W-League:
Whakatāne Town 3-2 Tilemax Pāpāmoa
Hamilton Wanderers 0-3 Ōtūmoetai FC
Waiariki 7-1 Tauranga City

Bay 1:
Ōtūmoetai FC 2-2 Kawerau Sports
Katikati 4-1 Pāpāmoa
Waiariki 0-4 Ōtūmoetai Legends
Whakatāne Town 2-1 Tauranga City

Bay 2:
Ōtūmoetai Special 0-0 Taupō Lakers
Waiariki 3-2 Tauranga Old Blues

Women's Bay 1:
Waiariki 1-0 Tauranga City
Kawerau - Bye
Ōtūmoetai FC 6-1 Plains Rangers

Bay of Plenty Premier - Round 5:
Pacific 22-26 Pikiao
Mangakino 40-14 Reporoa
Forestland 10-56 Ōtūmoetai
Taupō 78-0 Tauhara
Tauranga 4-24 Pāpāmoa

Rotorua Senior Banner:
Premier 1:
Whaka Red 55-37 Ngongotahā Recruits
Ngongotahā Thunder 59-46 Pikiao Warriors
Kahukura Red 46-41 JPC Snr A


Premier 2:
Waikite Prems 48-32 Marist Rebels
Murupara Stingers 56-36 Ngongotahā Whetu
Kahukura White 36-31 Whaka Black

Premier 3:
Reporoa Rangers 55-36 Rotoiti
Kahukura Blue 42-38 Marist Storm
Ngongotahā Jacks 32-15 Manawatahi

Senior A:
Eastside Gurls 38-36 Pikiao Raiders
Waikite Flamez 34-23 Ngongotahā Vixens
Tuhoe 33-29 Ngongotahā Storm

A Grade:
Ngongotahā Mareikura 34-27 Eastern Pirates
Kahukura Whero 47-32 Ngongotahā Leag Chiefs
Tuis 39-26 The Chix

A Reserve:
Kahukura Ma 53-28 Pikiao Wahine
Ngongotaha Hapori 48-23 Minginui Te Whaiti
Vegas Lady Bugs 52-18 Ngongotahā Trojans
Kahukura Kahurangi - Bye
Marist Misfits 51-16 Marist Infernos

Rotorua Aces Men 12-0 win over Onewhero-Pukekohe (Goal scorers: Leo Mitai-Wells (3), Hoete Mitai-Ngatai (2), Dan Ford (2), Granger Church, Vance Harvey, Tim Greenwood, Tiaan Buys, Owen Mitai-Wells).


Rotorua Aces Women 3-1 win over Puke Barbarians (Goal scorers: Renae Mason, Mel Aiken, Kat OCallaghan).