Ar­row­town push through

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT - By JOHN EDENS

Ar­row­town re­tained the White Horse Cup in a hotly con­tested grip­per of a game on home soil against the Wakatipu Pre­miers at the weekend.

The un­beaten Ar­row­town side - with 15 wins on the re­sults’ ta­ble - won 13-8 and went into half­time with a 7-3 lead.

With one round robin game left this Satur­day against Man­iototo be­fore the fi­nals, the squad are hop­ing to dom­i­nate the sea­son’s re­sults ta­ble but the Cen­tral Otago side al­ways puts up a tough fight.

Ar­row­town coach Drew Car­mody said the team was up against a solid Wakatipu side and ready for the home game against Man­iototo on Satur­day.

‘‘It’s just with our team at the mo­ment. It’s the ca­ma­raderie. We’ve an awe­some bunch of guys. It’s that that’s car­ry­ing us through on de­fence. It was a good game.

‘‘Wakatipu played re­ally well. They cre­ated prob­a­bly more op­por­tu­ni­ties than us. On an­other day they prob­a­bly would have won it but they made a few too many er­rors.’’

Wakatipu con­ceded penal­ties and lost pos­ses­sion in the first half and were up against a con­certed Ar­row­town de­fence.

‘‘Man­iototo are go­ing to be re­ally tough. With the White

Pho­tos: JAMES AL­LAN

Go: Ar­row­town’s Kelly Hen­der­son breaks through the de­fence.

Dis­ap­pointed: Wakatipu player Cole Pe­whairangi re­acts af­ter los­ing to Ar­row­town.

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