Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton on the board

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Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton cel­e­brated their Old Timers’ Day with a morale-boost­ing win over John­sonville in Swin­dale Shield pre­mier rugby on Satur­day.

The home side led 5-3 at half­time, af­ter a tight tus­sle at Ngati­toa Do­main.

John­sonville came back to level at 8-8 in the second half, but a huge ef­fort from Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton’s for­wards got them home 22-8, their first vic­tory at this level since 1987. First-five Blake Neve kicked 17 points.

In other matches, North­ern Utd got their sea­son back on track with an en­ter­tain­ing 35-27 win over a spir­ited Avalon side at Porirua Park. Norths winger Te Kahui Bishop scored a brace as he con­tin­ued his fine form.

Tawa, mean­while, al­most gave Old Boys-Univer­sity their first loss in 19 games, but came up just short, OBU win­ning 34-33 in a thriller at Nairnville Park.

In a see-saw match, Tawa were down 14-0, and up 19-14, be­fore the de­fend­ing Ju­bilee Cup cham­pi­ons pre­vailed. Norths are sixth and Tawa sev­enth in a con­gested ta­ble, while Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton sit second-bot­tom, above win­less John­sonville.

In Kapi Mana pre­mier 1 net­ball, there were big wins for KBJ 1 over Aotea Col­lege (79-23), Norths 1 over Te Tai Timu 2 (87-23) and Te Tai Timu 1 over Rockz 1 (86-23).

Norths 1 and Te Tai Timu are un­beaten af­ter two rounds and meet on May 28.

In the first round of Chatham Cup foot­ball on Satur­day, Western Sub­urbs out­classed East­bourne AFC at En­deav­our Park, win­ning 14-1.

Cen­tral League ac­tion re­sumes on Satur­day, with fourth-placed Wests tak­ing on last-placed Pe­tone at Pe­tone Me­mo­rial at 3pm.

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