He­riot stuns Lawrence

Clutha Leader - - A LENDING HAND - RUGBY COR­RE­SPON­DENT

He­riot put to­gether a stun­ning dis­play to sig­nal their re­turn to form in the South Otago rugby com­pe­ti­tion last Satur­day, by tak­ing home the West Otago Shield.

They de­mol­ished Lawrence 48-7 at Lawrence. He­riot ran in eight tries and kept Lawrence score­less for the whole sec­ond half. Lawrence was guilty of drop­ping-off tack­les, and the He­riot ball run­ners didn’t need a sec­ond in­vi­ta­tion. He­riot backs Chris Roul­ston and Kini Natuna both scored dou­bles. Full­back Lee Stiven scored a try, kicked four con­ver­sions and re­ceived a well earned man of the match.

Hay­den Wy­ber scored all Lawrence’s points.

Toko re­tained the Reg Phillip Tro­phy with a 43-36 win over Owaka at Owaka. The Toko side ran riot in the first half with im­pres­sive control, scor­ing five first half tries and went into the break 36-7 ahead.

The sec­ond half was a com­plete re­ver­sal of the first. Toko had no an­swer as Owaka ran in five sec­ond half tries of their own. The only Toko points of the sec­ond half was a penalty try .

Crescent suc­cess­fully de­fended the Ian Reid Memorial Tro­phy with a 34-26 win over Clin­ton at Kai­tan­gata. It was an­other tight team per­for­mance from the coal min­ers who scored six tries to the op­po­si­tion’s four. Crescent winger Sam Vil­liamu scored twice, thanks to quick ball from a turnover. Num­ber Eight Zack Daw­son had a strong game for the Clin­ton side. He ran straight and hard all day and put a good shift in for his side. Ay­den Ed­wards was Crescent’s best on the day.

Clutha stum­bled to a sixth straight win, coming from be­hind to beat Clutha Val­ley 33-23 af­ter be­ing down 13-12 at half­time. It was a very lack­lus­tre per­for­mance from the Clutha side.The in­tro­duc­tion of Tyler Bichan in the sec­ond spell changed Clutha’s for­tunes. Bichan added some much needed com­po­sure and a quick turn of pace late in the game. He scored a hat-trick off the bench to take the game away from Val­ley. The mid­field com­bi­na­tion of Bibi Teri­uea and Jonny Sar­gent stood up for Val­ley. Matt Bar­ton and Matt Korteweg were Clutha’s best play­ers.

Draw for next week:

He­riot vs Owaka

Clin­ton vs Clutha

Toko vs Crescent

Clutha Val­ley vs Lawrence

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