Polished performances seniors’ best of season
Putaruru Senior A and B squads put on displays that would rank as their best of the season.
The Seniors As were eager to avenge a loss earlier in the season to Matamata and this week the Putaruru side stuck to task and played a brand of football that they have become renowned for, a highpaced, quick-tempo game built around a mobile forward pack and silky backs. Some of the tries put on by the Putaruru side could have come from a highlights reel. The contrasting styles were on display as the larger Matamata forwards tried to get dominance over their counterparts, this wasn’t going to be the case and the opening points were scored by a big forward effort as a build up of around 10 phases took its toll on the Matamata forwards and Alex Graham showed enormous strength to barge over from close range. Mike White and Stephen Mullholand combined well in the halves to distribute ball to backs with strike weapons all over the park. Stephen having a strong game showed how an educated boot can place pressure on the opposition and result in points, two tries were scored off chip kicks that were well chased as the Putaruru side put down the hammer. Highlights of the match were prop Alex Graham running off a backline movement stepped the fullback to dot down and captured a double. Snow Scheres again showed what vision and blinding pace can do as he linked with Mark Watkins down the left flank and ran in from 50m to put the result beyond doubt.
The win at 34-12 was built around a big forward effort as they provided the backs with good quick ball who put on a display of fast footy and ran Matamata off the park.
It was Putaruru’s most polished performance of the year and a result players and management are proud of.
The Undefeated Putaruru Under 19s played Te Rapa winning 7-5.
This week it is a double header as Putaruru are playing away in a local derby against Tokoroa, kickoff is at 7.30 Friday night then Saturday Putaruru Seniors host Pirongia and the Under 19 host Hamilton Marist.