Sel­wyn sweep on Sun­day

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - SPORT - MATTHEW SAL­MONS

Sel­wyn teams main­tained a home ad­van­tage on Sun­day, with both the Sel­wyn se­nior team and Hal­swell RL (HRL) tak­ing home tro­phies.

In the Lind­say Cup match be­tween Sel­wyn and North Can­ter­bury (NC), the home side man­aged to stay in front de­spite a mid-game fight back from the vis­i­tors. At the end of the sec­ond quar­ter NC had tight­ened the score­board to 31-27, putting ex­tra pres­sure on in the third, bring­ing the dif­fer­ence down to three points un­til Sel­wyn ral­lied.

Al­though the fi­nal score saw Sel­wyn win con­vinc­ingly 66-55, the last two quar­ters were a tense stand off, with points scored al­most ev­ery play. Sel­wyn coach Vanessa Robin­son said in the end it was ‘‘shots through the hoop’’ that saw her side win out through their first out­ing to­gether.

In the first game of the day, HRL kept a de­ci­sive lead over For­rester Cup op­po­nents Fern­side, fin­ish­ing all quar­ters ahead. The fi­nal score 29 – 15.

Mean­while, the finalists in Mid Can­ter­bury Net­ball’s pre­mier grade have been found for 2017. Celtic beat Methven, and Ash­bur­ton Col­lege beat Hamp­stead in Thurs­day night’s semi-fi­nals. They’ll now play in the fi­nal this Thurs­day at 7pm at the EA Net­works Cen­tre. In Sel­wyn, the lat­est round of pre­mier saw Lin­coln beat Green­park 68-55, South­bridge beat West Mel­ton 48-30, and Broad­field beat Hal­swell 69-36.

MATTHEW SAL­MONS/STUFF

Wing de­fence Laura Lowe feeds the ball up the court for an­other Sel­wyn goal.

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