Hin­uera never in dan­ger

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

McPher­son Con­trac­tors Hin­uera 11 Leam­ing­ton 0

Played away at Leam­ing­ton, the gold and blacks rounded out the sec­ond round with a solid vic­tory.

Played in con­stant rain, Hin­uera made all the early run­ning, Ja­son Brady and Fergus King par­tic­u­larly fea­tur­ing.

To the backs did the honours go how­ever. Mov­ing the ball wide from one side of the field to the other, vet­eran cen­tre Todd Allen sliced through to score un­op­posed in the 10th minute, Toby O’Reilly un­suc­cess­ful with the con­ver­sion.

Hin­uera were liv­ing dan­ger­ously in their own quar­ter and when play broke down Matt Ring was on hand to tidy up.

His for­wards worked play down­field for O’Reilly to slot a penalty in the 22nd minute, Hin­uera 8-nil.

King scam­pered up field in a 60 me­tre burst but was un­able to link up. The sec­ond spell saw in­creas­ingly wet con­di­tions with the sec­ond penalty kicked by O’Reilly the only ad­di­tion. Jeremy Kidd did his best to al­ter mat­ters with a dropped goal at­tempt which went about a foot, much to the amaze­ment of sup­porter Dick Nes­bitt.

He couldn’t work out whether to in­hale or ex­hale on his wet ciggy. Zane Her­rick was player of the day.

Next week home to Te Rapa.

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