Dominant Surf defeats Putararu
The South Waikato derby proved to be an arm wrestle with Southern United taking the spoils with a 20-5 away victory over rivals Putaruru.
After their narrow defeat to Leamington the previous weekend, Surf went out with purpose in attempt to bounce back to winning form.
The atrocious weather conditions made it difficult for both outfits to get continuity in their play but it would be Southern’s first five-eighth Kane Adams who would kick-start the scoring with a drop goal after two minutes.
Each side continued to plough away before Surf managed to break through the Putaruru defence with midfielder Walter Downey crashing over minutes out from halftime and Adams adding the extras.
A 10- 0 half time lead was quickly extended by the visitors in the second spell when a charging run by Surf lock Che Harper saw him carry three Putaruru defenders on his back to push the score out further.
Adams was able to add another two points with the conversion and was able to stretch the margin out again 11 minutes later calmly slotting over a penalty for a 20-0 lead.
Despite the score line, Putaruru never gave up and with Surf down to 14 men for the last 10 minutes the home side took their chances and managed to score a late consolation try in the 78th minute of the contest.
Meanwhile in the senior Bs contest, Southern were able to grab the double coming away with a tight 12-5 win over their Putaruru counterparts.
Next up for Surf is a showdown with division 1 contenders Hinuera at home this weekend. Games kick off at 1pm.