Not so good Friday here
Egg-cited kids crack into activities
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.