Half time score: 0-4 Auckland Grammar School
The second half was a far more even game and MAGS struck early in the half with Till Dorendorf carrying the ball forward from his right back position and between Dorendorf and Cameron Anderson, they worked the ball into the top of the circle. Anderson finished off a strong attack with an excellent reverse shot slipping the ball past the unsighted keeper into the back of the goal. Daniel Panchia and Sye Jones worked tirelessly at centre and right half and dominated the midfield, frustrating the Grammar team, who were unable to penetrate the defence until the 19th minute when they scored their final field goal of the game. The MAGS team was awarded the only penalty corner of the game in the 22nd minute and the keeper was able to stop the Panchia direct shot and clear the ball. The MAGS team pounced onto a poor clearance from the Grammar team and Jeremy Barnett made a strong run into the attacking circle, only to be taken out by the goalkeeper in his attempt at a shot on goal. The result was a penalty stroke being awarded and Daniel Panchia stepped up and converted the stroke in the 23rd minute. The MAGS team played well in the second half winning the half 2-1, however the result on the scoreboard at the end of the game was a 2-5 loss and reflected the poor start to the game, which is something the team needs to address before their next game against St Peter's College. Cameron Cranston was awarded the player of the match for his improved play since he was named in the team at the beginning of the season.
Full-time score: 2-5 Loss to Auckland Grammar School
Goal-scorers: Cameron Anderson and Daniel Panchia
Player of the Match: Cameron Cranston