Sunday, 7 March 2010

First Soccer Game... Awesome!

... I could be a new Wellington Phoenix fan, along with the rest of the family (and no that is not us in the photo above LOL). We just went to our first ever soccer game - Wellington Phoenix played Newcastle Jets at the Stadium. It was AWESOME. A crowd of just over 32,000, our seats were in Aisle 25 - near on perfect. In full sun - not so good as we hadn't taken sunblock or hats... the crowd atmostphere was absolutely brilliant - gotta love the "yellow fever" crowd. The mexican wave went around the stadium 4 times in a row at one point of the game.

Oh you want to know the score.... well it was 1-1 draw at full time. Which then meant and additional 15 mins of game - and we (Phoenix) scored twice. Unfortantly the lady in front (and she wasn't a young chick) was a little tipsy and flashed the crowd then after their 2nd goal stripped her t-shirt off - her embarrassed friends had to tell her to put her top back on after the policeman had asked them to get her to cover up! By the 3rd goals I'm surprised you didn't hear the crowd roar in the South Island!! So the final score 3-1 - and the crowd went wild :) Then it was a mad dash to catch the train as once they've filled the carriages they depart after an event at the station.

Photo's courtesy of NZ Hearld on the Web.
Brilliant night... next sporting event to go see on the 'to do list' is a Wellington Saints game (Basketball).

Oh and the new bike "Jade" - well I'm still awaiting her arrival - it appears she was loving the trip in the transport truck so much, they didn't stop in Wellington and took her all the way to Auckland... so I'm hoping she is going to be delivered to me first thing in the morning...


Anonymous said...

It was exciting even watching it on TV. Bet it was more than exciting being there. Connor has been at the Stadium 5 weeks in a row with Cricket and Soccer which he insists is called "Football". He starts back at Soccer/football again next week now his Football (Soccer) Academy has finished and Cricket is finished for the season. Very busy lad that one...see you soon, Denny

By Hoki Quilts said...

I wondered what that distant roaring noise was that I heard while I watched the game on TV, LOL. It's so good to see a sport other than rugby getting so much support.

Yvonne & Kevin said...

All those wanting to know what the secret stitching was, it was for my birthday !! Julz did a fab job!
Yvonne xoxox