Surf notch impressive wins
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.