Aotea show big heart in home win

Bush Telegraph - - Front Page - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Af­ter an un­der-strength Aotea lost their first game away last week it was a good feel­ing to be back home in front of en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port on Satur­day (April 14) and Aotea notched a win over MAC 32-25.

De­spite be­ing heav­ily out­weighed Aotea showed strong re­solve and soon had MAC on the back foot. A penalty to Eruera Hauiti and his con­ver­sion of a try from a for­ward drive had Aotea 10-0 up af­ter 10 min­utes.

The game see-sawed as MAC set­tled down and over the re­main­ing 30 min­utes of the half both teams scored two tries (Aotea’s to Waka Petera and Jah­nique Whai­teri) with MAC adding a dropped goal to have the half­time score favour­ing Aotea 22-13.

The lead closed to two points with an MAC try soon af­ter the restart but Aotea scored two tries, one from a for­ward drive and another which raced 70 me­tres from a turnover .

MAC were not fin­ished, how­ever and a barg­ing drive down the wing saw the side score to make the fi­nal re­sult 32-25.

AOTEA go for a pushover try de­spite be­ing out­weighed.

GOOD sup­port in the tight had Aotea on the front foot.

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