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Match Wraps

Woodridge Homes Premiers 10 vs Petone Premiers 45

Was another patch up week with injuries to both teams and players away.

With the inclusion of Richard ‘Hendo’ Henderson (playing his 200th global club match) and Fraser McLaren to the starting up I knew we would play with heart. We started well holding Petone out for 10-15 mins before they scored in the corner, but our Hawks stormed back with a gem of a try up the middle with Sami Moceicakau making a burst and setting Waisea Yabakivou away which he converted.

For the rest of the half we dominated and picked up another 3 points to take the lead 10-5. Unfortunately, we let 2 late tries in and were down 19-10 at half time. Best half of footy the boys have played and then they carried on in the first quarter, but with Petone having a fresh bench that was the winning of the game and they raced away at the back end of the game.

Speaking with the Petone coaches and supporters after the game they seemed really surprised on our latest results, especially with the way we played for 60 minutes.

Back at home to HOBM (top seeds), so another tough encounter but we are improving.

(Andrew Wharakura, Head Coach)

Quay Marine Premier Reserves 5 vs Petone Premier Reserves 65

In the first half, the team executed and performed extremely well. Our set piece was competitive in all aspects for the most part of the half a few costly errors were the teams undoing. The team put several multiple phases together but found us isolated from one another after the third or fourth phase. Petone was a well-structured unit with many of their first-half point resulting from our turnovers. A questionable yellow card towards the end of the half was costly resulting in a couple of soft scores. Halftime score 24 nil.

Second half and after a few changes were made the team struggled to recoup any momentum from the first spell. Another questionable yellow card a breakdown in comm's and the team was on the back foot for the rest of the game. However, it was pleasing to see the boys finish with a try towards the end of the match. The issuing of the cards was disappointing, but it wasn't the result of ill-discipline or foul play. The ref had a good game I just don't agree with the issuing of the cards. A warning for "being in the wrong place at the wrong time” and maybe a penalty would have resulted in a different score line in my opinion.

Try scorer, Ratu

(Brent Carroll, Head Coach)

Superloans Colts 24 vs Wainuiomata Colts 22

Boys all managed to get out there in time as we started at 12 - we always looked dangerous with ball in hand and had some very good passages of play - went with wind again in the first half and were only just ahead 12-5 at the break.

Like last week the boys seemed to play better into the wind, we got up a good lead 24-10 then with 10 mins to go Wainui came back and got to 22 with us on 24 we manged to hold on and that’s how it finished - 4 tries each yet we got two conversions over to their one.

(Perry Barber, Manager)

Winning Superloans Colts Side

Superloans Cripples 22 vs Stokes Valley Chiefs 24

Cripples played a tough away game out at Stokes Valley with an under manned forward pack doing enough to win but falling short 24 to 22 a couple of missed kicks at goal probably cost us. 4 tries apiece. Back on the horse this week another tough trip out to Upper Hutt.

(Richard ‘Noff’ Eckhoff, Cripples Chief)

Superloans 85s 33 vs Eastbourne 85s 18

Another win for the boys. On a roll!


This Weeks Games:

· Woodridge Homes Premiers vs HOBM, Helston Park, 2.45pm

· Quay Marine Premier Reserves vs HOBM Premier Reserves, Helston Park, 1pm

· Superloans Colts vs OBU Black Colts, Alex Moore Artificial, 7.30pm (THIS FRIDAY)

· Superloans 85’s vs Avalon 85s, Onslow College, 2.45pm

· Superloans Cripples vs Upper Hutt Thirsty Rams, Trentham Memorial Park 2, 2.45pm

· Johnsonville Pressies vs MSP Classics Pressies, MacAlister Park 1, 2.45pm.

Get along to support our teams!

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