Games up to ex­pec­ta­tions

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Af­ter dis­ap­point­ing wins the week be­fore against re-en­er­gised Leamington teams, the Se­nior As and Bs made the trek to Taupiri on Satur­day, hop­ing to ex­tract a win af­ter their de­feats in the first round.

Both games lived up to the in­ten­sity ex­pected from sec­ond round games.

In the A’s game, coaches Che Harpur and Brad Boss must be pleased with their team’s win. It was a full team per­for­mance with each player do­ing their job.

Right from kick-off, SURF showed the op­po­si­tion and the large crowd of spec­ta­tors that they were go­ing to leave ev­ery­thing on the pad­dock.

SURF went out to an early 8-nil lead with a try to lock Sam Pa­hewa and replied with two tries and a con­ver­sion, for a half­time score of 12-8 to Taupiri.

The dom­i­nance dis­played by the smal ler but more mo­bile for­ward pack of SURF was ev­i­denced by the scor­ing of three sec­ond-half tries by for­wards John Balvert and Ned Honey (2). Taupiri were lucky to score a try in the dy­ing stages of the game against the run of play mak­ing the fi­nal score SURF 28, Taupiri 17.

SURF B’s were first to ex­tract ret­ri­bu­tion, beat­ing Taupiri 27-18.

In the early stages of the game it ap­peared Taupiri were go­ing to take an­other win as SURF con­ceded three penal­ties, only one of which, thank­fully, was con­verted into points.

In the sec­ond half SURF as­serted its dom­i­nance and tries were scored by Matt Mezaros, Josh Cameron and Jamin Pinker­ton.

Two con­ver­sions by Fer­gus­son gave SURF their fi­nal points of 27, Taupiri scor­ing only one penalty in the sec­ond half to take them to 18.

No­table per­for­mances were by Lo­gan Costar, Jamin Pinker­ton and War­wick Tay­lor. Player of the Day for SURF Bs was Lo­gan Costar. June 15– 9am: F1: Am­is­field Gun­ners v David Henry Jets (6–2) F3: BEGS Mixed Lol­lies v David Henry Rock­ets (5–1) F4: Cargill Jaguars v North Sharkies (4–0) F5: David Henry Thun­der­bolts v North Break­ers (3–0) F7: Kiwi’s v Tainui (1–6). 10am: F1: North Hur­ri­canes v Tainui Crack­ers (4–8) F2: Man­gakino An­gry Birds v North Light­ning Bolts (?-?) F3: Tainui Lions v Am­is­field Raiders (3 – 3) F4: Am­is­field Avengers v Man­gakino Skulls (?-?) F5: Strath­more Slicks v Cargill Tro­jans (8–3) F6: North War­riors v Man­gakino Storm (?-?) F7: All Stars v Dom­i­na­tors (6–4). 11am: F1: Am­is­field All Stars v BEGS Hollie Mol­lies (0–1) F2: Strath­more Sprint­ers v North Rug Rats (0–0) F3: Strath­more Stingers v North Ti­tans (?-?) F4: Te Hiringa v North Su­per­stars (0–0) F5: North Strik­ers v Am­is­field Stingers (0–6) F6: Strath­more Strik­ers v Cen­tral Tani­wha’s (6–0) F7: Forestview v Tok High (0–10). June 22– 9am: F1: North Light­ning Bolts v Strath­more Sprint­ers F3: Tainui Lions v North Su­per­stars F4: Te Hiringa v Strath­more Stingers F5: Strath­more Strik­ers v North Strik­ers F7: Dom­i­na­tors v Kiwi’s. 10am: F1: Am­is­field All Stars v North Hur­ri­canes F2: Cargill Dragons v BEGS Hollie Mol­lies F3: Am­is­field Raiders v David Henry Rock­ets F4: Cargill Jaguars v North Ti­tans F5: Cargill Tro­jans v Cen­tral Tani­wha’s F6: David Henry Thun­der­bolts v North War­riors F7: Tainui v Tok High. 11am: F1: Tainui Crack­ers v Am­is­field Gun­ners F2: David Henry Jets v Man­gakino An­gry Birds F3: Am­is­field Avengers v North Sharkies F4: BEGS Mixed Lol­lies v Man­gakino Skulls F5: Am­is­field Stingers v Man­gakino Storm F6: Strath­more Slicks v North Break­ers F7: All Stars v Forestview. North Rug Rats bye.

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