Waiheke Marketplace : June 1st 2011
30 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 1, 2011 SPORT Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Shade Sails Boat Covers Truck Covers Bin Covers One off Covers Sail Repairs PVC Welding Rope Sales All Marine Hardware Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 Fax 09 372 6267 or Email email@example.com 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) CADDIE'S CHAT The deciding match in the June Reidy B/B competition was played last week. The combined nett scores for the two rounds saw Rachel Salisbury and Helen Magee finish with 134 to take the trophy from Sandra Pope and Jane Parlane on 142. The LGU seventh round was played out with the silver division going to Rachel, the bronze I to Helen and the bronze II to Ainsley Hunter. The haggle had Helen and Ainsley on a nett 74 with the countback going to Helen. Nearest the pin was Jane on the 13th hole and two's went to Nancy on the second, Jessica Burns on the eighth and Helen on the 13th. The 18-hole matchplay team completed the final match at The Grange on Thursday which was not a day for the fainthearted. The greens were awash, bunkers lakes and the fairways flooded. However without a saving date the matches had to be played. Despite teeing off amid overturned and runaway trollies, galeforce winds and torrential rain, the Waiheke team held its own against Remuera and although losing, the margin was small. The winning team Titirangi held off a strong finish from Howick to complete the competition two points ahead. SOCCER Beating the keeper: Jordan gets one past the Mangere Bridge goalie. Cheetahs v Mangere Bridge 4-1 The 11th grade Cheetahs travelled to Mangere Bridge. Strong running and passing into space saw Waiheke playing the better soccer and ahead 2-1 at halftime. In the second half, the Cheetahs dominated play with great defence and many scoring oppor- tunities, and came away with a well-deserved 4-1 victory. Goal scorers were Jordan, Arno, Aus- tin and Ben. Jack was named player of the day for his efforts in goal and sportsmanship. Big thanks to special guest coach, Fhi Wain- wright. -- Greg Fletcher Leopards v Three Kings 2-2 The 15 grade Leopards played Three Kings Coldham at the Three Kings Reserve. Ten minutes into the match Josh Perkins crossed and Daniel Blair headed a textbook goal. After some hard play, Three Kings equalised 45 seconds before halftime. In the second half goalie Eric Papen made some spectacular saves, but the opposition scored a second goal fif- teen minutes into the half. Waiheke retaliated with great forward attack, which resulted in Josh Perkins scoring, Jake Legge adding that extra kick just to be sure. Eric Papen was awarded player of the day for his brilliant saves and Josh Perkin was coach's choice. -- Brendan Judd Stags v Papatoetoe 5-5 The Stags travelled to Papatoetoe and after a sluggish start were two down after 10 minutes. When Eli pulled one back, Waiheke changed their game and Kelvin produced his best period of play so far this season. He bamboozled the defence and scored a quick-fire hat-trick. Amara was lively on the right wing and Jamie slid the fifth goal home. It looked like it was the Stags' game to win. But it was not to be. With team shape falling apart Papatoetoe came back to draw 5-5. -- Nick Saunders Panthers v Bucklands Beach Gromleys 6-1 The opposition offered strong defence and deter- mined attacks in the first half of the game, which was reflected in the 1-0 halftime score. But a commitment given by the Panthers at their halftime team talk -- to take time to control the ball then utilise teamwork to create time and space -- produced a fulltime score of 6-1. It was a satisfying result for the team's first competition game. Goals scored: Dylan 3, Bodhi 1, Felix 2. Goals saved: Josh 2. -- Bruce Beaumont Jr Rams impress the mayor Talent spotting: Mayor Len Brown checks out the Rams U10s team with water technician Justine Rudolph, left, and team doctor Selina ''Tusitala'' Marsh, right. Fullers Waiheke Rams U10s team Mayor Len Brown watched the Waiheke Rams U10s take on the Glenora U10s at Victoria Park in a thrilling match that the Rams won 34-24. Player of the day was Gideon Finau and most improved was Craig Kentucky. Coach Matt Atiga says the Junior Waiheke Rams have been making such an impact on the Rugby League scene that staff at Auckland Coun- cil had heard about them. To make sure it was not just island talk, Len Brown made a special appearance on Saturday. Mr Brown told Mr Atiga the Junior Rams were well drilled and commented on how happy the kids looked. Plus he said the team had great team spirit and cohesion''. Mr Atiga and mentor Pita Pirihi have worked hard with the Junior Rams and say they are responding. They bring a good attitude and willingness to learn at trainings with the result they are excit- ing to watch on Satur- days,'' Mr Atiga says. This weekend they play at home on Ostend Domain. The Junior Rams' first game kicks off at 10.30am followed by a second at 11.15am. Registration for the Junior Rams is still open. Any boy or girl wanting to join should go to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and sign up. RUGBY SeaLink seniors The champion Waiheke senior side showed its class and pace in the backs as it won a hard- fought game over Manu- kau, 39-16. Waiheke was just too good, as the class of first five Sam Iliau and the pace of fullback Senio Iosefo opened up the opposition, allowing the men in between them to score four great tries. Left wing Iese Kaisala scored two and his brother, No 8 Faaman- atu, finished off a sweep- ing move for another great try. Other scorers were centre Pelenese Nikolao, second five Lauta Gago and the hard working captain Tala Tala. It was good to see wing Johnny Henry make a return to the seniors, while flanker Owen Hutton worked tirelessly to get turn-over ball. With several new and younger players, the Waiheke side look to be coming into form at the business end of the season. This weekend they meet a Ponsonby team in an off-island game. High school The Waiheke fourth grade side travelled to Botany Downs for the third round of the Auck- land secondary schools competition. Despite a shuffle of positions because of injury and ill- ness, Waiheke began the game with composure. They went onto the front foot when fullback Chris Rhodes kicked behind a fragmented Botany line forcing them to put the loose ball dead. From the resulting scrum Alex Branch scored after quick distri- bution from stand-in scrumhalf Finlay Mathieson. In the minutes that followed Waiheke could not turn possession into points due to several handling errors until centre Oliver Baker decimated the defensive line and sent the ball wide to wing Leroy Whiu. Having worked hard securing and generating possession, Reagan Alo- fivae crossed the line twice with Rhodes converting all tries. Early in the second half Jacob Aperahama ran in a well-earned try but celebrations ended abruptly when confusion led to an unnecessary penalty from which Bot- any drove over to score. In response Waiheke ran in three more well- executed tries. The first was by man of the match Reagan Alo- fivae, the second by Chris Rhodes. The final try went to Oliver Baker after Ryan Bhana drew two and sent the ball to Piripi Ihaka. Unselfishly, Ihaka angled in, creating space for Baker. The final score was Waiheke 56, Botany Downs 5. Under-6 Sharks Playing away to Marist Black the Sharks equalled their opponents in the first half with six tries apiece. Unfortunately in the sec- ond half Waiheke's way- ward passes and a loss of concentration saw the end result a loss, 14 tries to 11. In his first season of rugby Ryan Twidle, with five rips and a strong running game, was named player of the day. Adam Andrews who again showed his flair and consistency was given tackler of the day. George Lowe, Harri- son Marsden and Rory Broughton who all chipped in with four rips and four tries between them, were awarded coach's choice certificates. Under-7 Piranhas Piranhas won convinc- ingly 9-6 against Marist. A cohesive game was played by all, with strong performances from Leroy Lewis and India Bhana who scored four and three tries respectively. Other stand-outs were Robert Bhana and Geraint Vincent who contributed to the overall score with a try apiece. An excellent charging mid-field run was made by Joe Driver gaining valuable metres resulting in a try. Accurate ripping was a feature from the disciplined defence, resulting in several turnovers. Tackler of the day went to Geraint Vincent with an amazing 10 rips. Cole Jackson and Harry Callaghan both wowed the onlookers with their flying try- saving rips right on the line.
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