Col­lege held to draw in premier

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - OUT & ABOUT - ERIN TASKER

Ash­bur­ton Col­lege’s hot run of form in the Mid Can­ter­bury Netball premier com­pe­ti­tion has come to an end.

The young school side have been one of the sides to beat this year, and took out round one, but they faced a stern chal­lenge from Hamp­stead A at the EA Net­works Cen­tre in Ash­bur­ton on Thurs­day night, with the two sides hav­ing to set­tle for a 27-all draw.

One of the sea­son’s other top con­tenders, Celtic A, found the go­ing much smoother though, com­ing away with a strong 28-15 win over United A, while de­fend­ing premier cham­pi­ons Methven A also recorded a win, show­ing that they’re get­ting bet­ter ev­ery week with a 38-31 vic­tory over South­ern A.

All sides now get a two-week break, with no netball over the school hol­i­days, and when they re­turn on July 27 the third round of round two will fea­ture a clash of the ti­tans, with Celtic A to play Col­lege A. In other matches Hamp­stead A will play Methven A, and South­ern A will play United A.

In Selwyn, Lin­coln A se­cured first round hon­ours with a con­vinc­ing 77-39 win over South­bridge A, con­tin­u­ing their un­beaten run this sea­son. Broad­field A fin­ished round one in sec­ond place, and they beat Hal­swell A 43-18 on Satur­day, while third placed Green­park A were too good for Rolle­ston A, win­ning 83-41.

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