South­ern get tough win over Sub­urbs

South Waikato News - - Out & About -

Locked in a phys­i­cal 80 minute con­test, South­ern United were able to grit and grind to a tough 23-11 vic­tory over Sub­urbs at the week­end.

De­spite los­ing hard run­ning cap­tain Max Turn­wald pre-match, the home side main­tained their ex­cel­lent start to the sea­son to stay atop the com­pe­ti­tion stand­ings.

The Hamil­ton out­fit were first to post points with a penalty be­fore Kane Adams kindly replied al­most im­me­di­ately.

Sub­urbs were quick to re­gain their lead go­ing over to score the open­ing try.

It wasn’t un­til min­utes from half­time where Surf man­aged to go in front with prop Bryan Syd­ney cross­ing to give the hosts a 10-8 lead go­ing into the break.

The sec­ond spell was no dif­fer­ent from the first with both sides bat­tling for the up­per hand and trad­ing penal­ties as Adams knocked over two more to add to his tally.

With time up and South­ern ahead 16-11, the home side fin­ished with a flour­ish as prop Jamin Pinker­ton dot­ted down to score and se­cur­ing the re­sult.

How­ever, the se­nior Bs were edged out in another tight tus­sle 27-22 to reg­is­ter their first de­feat of the sea­son.

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