Uni-Mount Bohemian beat FC Whangarei to claim Terry Hobin Cup

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Uni-Mount Bohemian’s Alto Vuelo side have won the Terry Hobin Cup for a second time, beating FC Whangarei 3-0 in Auckland.

The match is played between the winners of Auckland’s NRF Federation Cup and the holders of Northland’s Stafford Choat Cup, and marks the start of the community football season in the north.

Alto Vuelo won the inaugural cup match in 2023 and successfully defended the trophy in 2024.

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Main photo: Alto Vuelo captain Bruno Zapata receives the trophy from Terry Hobin.Photo: Phototek.

Pedro de Torres Lacrore gave Alto Vuelo a half-time lead before substitutes Vitor Fernandes and Joao Batista added two late goals to secure the cup at William Green Domain.

Batista’s goal keeps up his fine record with the Terry Hobin Cup, having scored both goals for his side in last year’s 2-0 win against Kerikeri Bay.

The cup is named after Northern Football’s Terry Hobin, one of the inaugural board members of United Soccer 1 (later Northern Football Federation), who took on the role of the Federation’s general manager in its first year.

Hobin has been involved in football for more than 60 years as a player, junior/youth coach, referee, football writer, administrator and rep team manager.

He is a recipient of Friends of Football’s Medal of Excellence.

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Game played on Saturday April 20, 2024

Uni-Mount Bohemian Alto Vuelo 3 (Pedro de Torres Lacrore 15′, Vitor Fernandes 85′, Joao Batista 90′)
FC Whangarei 0

Alto Vuelo

Back to back Terry Hobin Cup winners Alto Vuelo. Photo: Phototek.

Uni-Mount Bohemian Alto Vuelo squad

Julio Rezende, Igor Henrique Freitas Rezende, Agustin Fernandez, Daniel Aranda Sanchez, Pedro De Torres Lacrore, Roberto Wagner Ferrari Berti, Rodrigo Teixeira Stephanou, Bruno Guillermo Zapata, Lucas Bretas Silverio, Wilton Fernandes Medina, Pedro Andrade, David Hernandez, Eduardo Exposito Espinosa, Vitor Santos Fernandes, Joao Batista, Rodrigo Sgravetto.

Head coach: Geovane Alves Gomes.

FC Whangarei

Runners-up FC Whangarei. Photo: Phototek.

FC Whangarei squad

Tizi Warich, Thomas Hudson, D’lane Martin, Aaron Adamson, Declan Lynch, Sam Hewson, Alfie Thomas-Close, Lloyd Patrick, Mark Ruddell, Joshua Apeldoorn, Morgan Tierney, Joshua Montgomery-Niha, Jay Singh, Jason Nair, Bobby Ramo.

Head coach: Paul Carter.

Previous final

Game played on April 15, 2023

Kerikeri Bay 0
Uni-Mount Bohemian Alto Vuelo 2 (Joao Batista 63′, 66′)

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