It was a tense game for McDonald Stratford Men's division one football team in the first round of the Central Football Taranaki Nimo Cup competition. The team played Taranaki Tyre Torque Woodleigh.
Stratford Men's division one team played with determination throughout the match and won against Taranaki Tyre Torque Woodleigh. Final score was 6-5 to Stratford.
McDonald Stratford Men's division two was paired against Peringa Pirates in their knock-out round of the Nimo Cup.
The team played well but were outclassed by a team playing successfully in the division above them. Final score was 13-1 to the Peringa Pirates. The Tungsten Legal Stratford Women's football team had a bye this week.
In the youth grades, the Stratford U15 had a huge success beating NP Rangers Blue in a match where both teams were evenly matched. The final score was 4-1 to Stratford. The Aitkens Transport Stratford U18 team had a bye.
■ Games for this week:
Saturday June 8: McDonald Stratford Mens division one vs Kaitake FC 12:45pm at Corbett Park, Oakura.
Stratford Men's division two vs FC Western 2:45pm at Lynmouth Park.
Sunday June 9: Tungsten Legal Stratford Women's vs Naki Electrical Waitara 10:30am at Manukorihi Park, Waitara.