Surf notch im­pres­sive wins

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By GARY CAMP­BELL

Surf se­cured a win over a fired up Pu­taruru side in the lo­cal derby, played last Wed­nes­day night at the Oval. The 17 point dif­fer­ence was not an ac­cu­rate in­di­ca­tion of how closely con­tested the game was.

Both sides had equal share of pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­tory. Pu­taruru cre­ated sev­eral scor­ing chances through­out the game but were thwarted by de­ter­mined de­fence by Surf. Pu­taruru did con­vert a penalty and were 3-0 up at half-time. Surf main­tained com­po­sure and scored a con­verted try to Sean McKain early in the sec­ond half. Sam McLeod slot­ted a penalty in the 60th minute, fol­lowed by an­other con­verted try to Ash Hay­wood in the 68th minute. Pu­taruru con­tin­ued to ha­rass Surf but when Sam McLeod con­verted a sec­ond penalty late in the match, Pu­taruru had no chance of com­ing back. Fi­nal score 20-3.

On Satur­day Surf out­classed a hap­less Raglan side in a try fest at the Oval on Satur­day. Surf opened the scor­ing within five min­utes of kick-off with a con­verted try.

This was fol­lowed by seven more unan­swered tries by half-time, to take the score to 54-0. Ten fur­ther tries were scored by Surf in the sec­ond half with mo­not­o­nous reg­u­lar­ity, as a scratched up Raglan side failed to stem the tide. Coach Cedric Wil­son com­mented that the most pleas­ing as­pect of the match was Surf main­tained their struc­ture through­out, which they had strug­gled to do in pre­vi­ous matches. Full time score 122-0.

Tries scor­ers were, Sean McKain (5), Lee Manu (3), Jor­dan McGee(2), Ja­son Camp­bell(2), Chance Brown, Ash Hay­wood, Sam McLeod, Hoots Wil­son, James Suther­land and Jay­den Watene with one each.

Sam McLeod had his radar honed as he slot­ted 16 from 18 con­ver­sions. Surf se­nior As have com­pleted their sea­son, while the Se­nior Bs and Cava­liers go through to semi fi­nal play-offs in their re­spec­tive com­pe­ti­tions.

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