Full­back shines in Tawa win

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

Tawa have leapfrogged North­ern United in the Swin­dale Shield stand­ings af­ter a bril­liant win over Pe­tone on Satur­day, while Norths’ chances of play­ing Ju­bilee Cup foot­ball are on a knife-edge.

Tawa kept the Pe­tone Rec faith­ful quiet, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half, scor­ing a 30-point win to se­cure sev­enth spot in the stand­ings. They led 14-7 at half­time and then blew the Vil­lagers off the park with four tries in the sec­ond 40.

Star of the show was full­back Ran­dall Bishop, who scored two tries and kicked 13 points for a per­sonal haul of 23 points. Play­er­coach Steve So’oialo also got on the score­sheet again.

Mean­while, Norths did their Ju­bilee Cup chances no favours by draw­ing 15-all with Wainuiomata at Porirua Park. They were up 15-8 with time tick­ing away but the vis­i­tors hit back late to break the home spec­ta­tors’ hearts, as two cru­cial com­pe­ti­tion points went down the gur­gler.

The re­sult sees Tawa sev­enth on 20 points, just a point back from Old Boys- Univer­sity and with two games left to play. Norths are eighth on 19 points but have Pe­tone (18) breath­ing down their necks.

This Satur­day, Tawa host sec­ond-placed Marist St Pats at Lyn­d­hurst Park, while Norths face OBU in a must-win en­counter at the Basin Re­serve.

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