Not so good Fri­day here

Egg-cited kids crack into ac­tiv­i­ties

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

There will be plenty of work for South­ern United af­ter they were up­set by a spir­ited Te Awa­mutu Marist side in their Good Fri­day en­counter.

De­spite a reshuf­fled lineup there were no ex­cuses for Surf as the home side put on a pas­sion­ate dis­play to come from be­hind and se­cure a de­served 20-14 vic­tory.

In fine but blus­tery con­di­tions, Surf suf­fered an early set­back when they con­ceded the open­ing try within the first 10 min­utes of the con­test.

Need­ing to re­group, the vis­i­tors set up camp deep in Te Awa­mutu’s half where the for­ward pack went to work pow­er­ing their way up the field with ev­ery run.

Even­tu­ally Surf’s pa­tience and per­sis­tence paid off when No. 8 Jamin Pinker­ton bull­dozed his way over the line to give his side the lead.

Four min­utes from the break, South­ern struck again through prop Bryan Cameron who rum­bled over in a sim­i­lar fash­ion to the first try as the tight for­wards utilised the pick and go to earn the five pointer.

Leading 14-5 at half­time, Te Awa­mutu set about dig­ging into South­ern’s ad­van­tage af­ter off­side play re­sulted in an easy penalty goal for the home side.

With both teams jock­ey­ing for field po­si­tion it was Te Awa­mutu Marist who made use of the con­di­tions us­ing the wind to nail Surf in their own half.

As the match wore on the hosts lifted in con­fi­dence and were fur­ther boosted when they man­aged to crack through Surf’s de­fence to score a try to make it 14-13 with less than 10 min­utes to go.

Te Awa­mutu even­tu­ally went on to grab their third try of the game which proved to be game win­ner.

Des­per­ately look­ing for a quick re­ply, South­ern had op­por­tu­ni­ties to pos­si­bly re­gain con­trol how­ever could not find the fin­ish­ing touch as Te Awa­mutu held on for the win.

It was a dif­fer­ent story for se­nior B side who en­joyed one way traf­fic post­ing a com­pre­hen­sive 48-0 vic­tory over their coun­ter­parts.

The club will take on Leam­ing­ton this week in an An­zac Day show­down.

FUN AC­TIV­I­TIES: The day started off with a colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion where the chil­dren showed their cre­ative side.

LIT­TLE BUN­NIES: Jenna, left, Mia and Olivia MacPher­son en­joyed the Easter ac­tiv­i­ties held by Love Soup and Toko­roa Day.

EASTER AP­PEAR­ANCE: Sariah Per­aua ap­peared as the Easter bunny to hide all of the eggs for the chil­dren.

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