Waihi Leader - - News - By RUDY SAS

It was com­pe­ti­tion day for the sea­son, see­ing the Year 9 and 10 Colts back at St Peter’s in Cam­bridge for the sec­ond week in a row and it was an early start with an 8.30am kick off.

The team was get­ting ready to jump on the bus by 6.30am to play the same team again.

With Ree­gan Green back in the start­ing line-up af­ter hav­ing missed the last three weeks, I was con­fi­dent we would take to the field and make a pos­i­tive start. It took a while to set­tle into a pat­tern with St Peter’s show­ing that af­ter last week hav­ing lost 3-0 to us in grad­ing, they had a score to set­tle. How­ever with about 20 min­utes on the clock and sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties put high and wide the ball was in the back of the net through Dy­lan Gib­son. St Peter’s bat­tled on and scored a well-de­served equaliser just be­fore the break.

The sec­ond half showed the team con­tin­u­ing on with good de­ter­mi­na­tion, string­ing to­gether some re­ally good com­bi­na­tions both in the mid­field and out wide, which re­sulted in Ma­son Mouat scor­ing a very well taken shot which rock­eted past a stranded keeper.

From there Kon­nah Sas scored from a cor­ner af­ter a de­flec­tion, and Con­nor Tuohy slot­ted home the last goal from a Jay­den Pur­cell cross.

Another good dis­play from the team.

The play showed that the team’s short game was start­ing to come to­gether as some of those com­bi­na­tions were very well worked. Craig the other coach com­mented post match how good he thought they looked as a team. Rahira Parker — well done on player of the day.

He worked very hard.

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