Pu­taruru-ti­rau and other clubs ride to suc­cess at Polocrosse Car­ni­val

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

At the Pu­taruru- Ti­rau Polocrosse Car­ni­val held at the Toko­roa Me­mo­rial Sports Ground on Fe­bru­ary 4-5, an early frost on Satur­day morn­ing had play­ers and sup­port­ers rugged up and look­ing for play to start so they could warm up.

The fields and the grounds were su­perb for the large num­ber of teams.

En­ter­ing five teams the Pu­taruru- Ti­rau Polocrosse Club showed their strength by win­ning the first three grades.

The first team had good wins to re­tain the A Grade Fisher Shield.

In the sec­ond grade the club’s third team met a de­ter­mined Te­mata team, who bolted away to an early 7-1 lead. Steely de­ter­mi­na­tion saw the play­ers catch up to even­tu­ally win 13-12 and keep the Reynolds tro­phy.

The fourth team played their final against Coun­ties and se­cured a con­vinc­ing 22-5 win.

Within the third and fourth team were three young­sters from New South Wales who ar­rived in early Jan­uary. With four weeks of rid­ing, sight­see­ing and hi­lar­ity, all vowed to re­turn next sea­son.

Along with their play­ing com­mit­ments these young am­bas­sadors teamed up with the young­sters, shar­ing their skills and knowl­edge.

The club would like to thank all their spon­sors for their com­mit­ment to­wards prizes for a suc­cess­ful week­end.

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