South­ern United re­main un­beaten

South Waikato News - - Out & About -

Atro­cious weather con­di­tions and a per­sis­tent Te Awa­mutu Marist side were un­able to over­come a clin­i­cal South­ern United out­fit af­ter they ran away 54-3 win­ners.

The re­sult main­tains South­ern’s un­beaten start to the sea­son and has them well placed atop of the stand­ings with two tough con­tests ahead in the com­ing weeks.

The vis­it­ing Te Awa­mutu team were first to post points with a penalty be­fore Surf replied kindly with two of their own off the boot of first five Kane Adams.

Surf man­aged to plug away at the Te Awa­mutu de­fence and even­tu­ally found the break­through they wanted when hulk­ing prop Jamin Pinker­ton barged over.

Winger Tony Rhedling­haus was able to fin­ish off in the cor­ner for the hosts on the back of some strong con­ti­nu­ity from the for­wards in the lead up to pro­vide a de­served 16-3 half­time lead.

Two fur­ther penal­ties to Adams stretched the ad­van­tage as Surf looked to as­sert their as­cen­dancy and ap­ply pres­sure on the Marist de­fence.

The pres­sure took its toll on the visi­tors with wingers Leigh Manu and DJ Waerea notch­ing up tries, while Pinker­ton bagged his sec­ond of the day.

A late flurry of tries in the fi­nal five min­utes saw for­wards Owen Po­mare, Sonny Good­night and Chance Brown all cross to com­plete a su­perb per­for­mance.

The other con­test saw the Bs side pro­duce a solid out­ing with a 42-8 re­sult ahead of test­ing match week at home against Hin­uera.

Mem­bers of the vol­un­teer Putaruru Fire Bri­gade have been busy training for the Sky Tower Chal­lenge.

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