Mata­mata make two wins from three

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CO­MAG Mata­mata Col­lege 1st XV made it two wins from three games in the Waikato-Coun­ties Pre­mier Com­pe­ti­tion with a 30 points to 10 win over Te Awa­mutu 1st XV at the week­end.

Mata­mata started strongly and were able to build phases with the for­wards set­ting a good plat­form for the back who were able to stretch Te Awa­mutu’s de­fence.

First half tries were scored by Rhys Dickinson and Grae­son Tani­rau.

Kieran Holdsworth con­verted both of these and kicked a penalty.

Mata­mata were hot on at­tack just be­fore half time when Te Awa­mutu in­ter­cepted a pass and went the length of the field to score.

They had also kicked a penalty ear­lier, mean­ing Mata­mata’s half time lead was 17 points to 10.

Te Awa­mutu at­tacked well in the sec­ond half, but they were not able to add to their points tally as Mata­mata’s de­fence was good.

Dy­lan Deed scored an ex­cel­lent in­di­vid­ual try af­ter he made a break from 40 me­ters out.

Kieran Holdsworth con­verted as well as kick­ing two other penalties to round out a very good day with his boot mak­ing the fi­nal score 30 points to 10.

Over­all, it was a good per­for­mance from Mata­mata with Dev Jack­son, Jared Tuhakaraina and Tom Con­ner lead­ing the way in the for­wards.

Yuki Ya­mazaki, Henry Pou, Rhys Dickinson and Jake Roa all had strong games in the back line.

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