Waiheke Marketplace : May 16th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 29 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 16, 2012 SPORT Pennants team up with leaders Winners: The pennant team after their latest win. From left: Jane Parlane, team captain Rachel Salisbury, Jeannette Muggleston, Helen Magee, Sandra Pope and Adair Dromgoole. LADIES' GOLF The competition for Auck- land 18-hole pennants, sec- tion A, is really hotting up with just six points separating the top four teams and just one game to go before the final. Waiheke had a win over Pukekohe on May 10 at Whitford Park. Waiheke is now lying fourth by just half a point from the next team. Royal Auckland is on top followed by Chamberlain Park and Pakuranga. The first round of the June Reidy best ball at Wai- heke was hotly contested on May 9 with some extremely good scoring. Ainsley Hunter and Helen Magee came out on top with a combined 63 net score closely followed by Sandra Pope and Mary Wright on 65 and then Bev Gollop and Adair Dromgoole on 70. Mary was nearest the pin. The Day Trophy, a mixed pairs combined stableford, is coming up on May 27. Also coming up is the work- ing bee on Sunday, May 20, starting at 9am. Members have agreed to replace the loo seats on the course in time for the working bee. -- Jane Parlane Breaking through: Under-12 player of the day Tommy Beale bursts past a Pakuranga defender with Jackson Page in close support. RUGBY Waiheke junior teams did their club proud on Saturday starting the season unbeaten. Four teams blitzed the opposition, and the fifth team drew, to complete one of the best ever starts. All the teams have full squads of players and are coached and managed by dedicated and enthusiastic adults, supported by the jun- ior club captain, Erin Mars'' Marsden. The benefits of pre-season coaching showed on Saturday when all teams, from the tiny under-6s to the under-12s, maintained their composure when under pres- sure, before going on to win, or in one case, draw. Under-12s 26 Pakuranga 10 There were some nervous boys on Saturday morning as this team adapted to a full field game and full 15-a-side rugby with many new players. The teams appeared well matched at the kick-off, though the Waiheke backline from the outset had a distinct speed and experi- ence advantage. Player of the day Tommy Beale sliced the Pakuranga defence open with a try that broke Pakuranga's confidence. Tommy also converted two later tries. Tom Burn converted Tommy's try and we settled into a fairly even forwards' battle that saw some fantas- tic defence on the Waiheke line to save a certain try. A few penalties for poor tackles allowed Pakuranga into good scoring positions but Waihe- ke's defence and tackling held. Tackler of the day was Carlos, though he was carrying an injury, he was as strong as ever. Also mentioned for their efforts were Jack Brean, Harry Neumans and Declan O'Mal- ley -- Declan's lineout throws were spot on. Coach's choice, Jazz Caitcheon, was in his first game at fullback, he had a great running game and was important as a sup- port player. Backs that also played well were Jack Flet- cher, Cory and, having a great day at halfback, Anthony. Under-10 Sharks 55 Pakuranga Hawks 10 The scoring started quickly with a strong burst down the left flank by full- back veteran Beau Coxhead. Vice-captain Cory Cormack was next on the board with a strong run through the middle of the ruck and then an angled run to the line on the far side of the field. Some new faces were then injected into the game with some useful efforts from Leonardo Saul, Bailey Bell, Conrad Hilton and, having his first run-on, David Waldon showed good poten- tial in the forwards. Seamus McMahon also having his first game, scored his first try and was awarded player of the day. Two coach's choice awards went to Jackson Karena who scored two tries -- one a great solo effort, and Conrad Hilton. Other tries were scored by Liam, Chace, Kahn, Ahu and Will Jackson grabbed a brace as well. Under-8 Sharks 20 Col- lege Rifles Grenades 20 Both sides scored four tries apiece in a great off- island game. Player of the day was Cole Jackson, tackler of the day was Geraint Vincent and coach's choices were Tane Waikeira, India Blazek- Bhana, Robert Blazek- Bhana and Zach Judkins. Tries were scored by Leroy, Rui and Cole. College Rifles got off to a two tries lead in the first couple of minutes before Waiheke responded with some fine tackling and spir- ited running to end the game with a draw. Well done lads -- and a huge thank you to Ron Jack- son for sponsoring the team tracksuits. Under-7 Roosters 10 Grammar Carlton 9 Waiheke dominated the game play with Carlton attacking hard. Great defence and fast side- stepping on attack led to Waiheke U-7s clocking up a win on their first game. Player of the day was Sam Potter for his fantastic defence and all-round play. Strong running and two tries earned Alex Jacomb a coach's choice award. Adam Andrews also received a coach's choice for quick rips and two tries. New player Hunter Farquhar received tackler of the day for his try- saving rips. Under-6 Pirates 70 Uni- versity 35 The young Pirates opened their 2012 campaign with an emphatic away victory out- scoring University White by 14 tries to 7. The large contingent of travelling supporters were very vocal in both support and applause as time and time again marauding Pirates broke from tight play to cross the University line. For eight of the 13-strong match squad, this was their first game of rugby, and from this highly promising batch of newcomers came player of the day, Jasper Peterken, and tackler of the day Luke Potter. Coach's choice certificates were awarded to Taine Jackson, Thomas Robb, James Thornbury and Nico Cumingford. In truth, it might have been fairer to award the entire squad certificates, for it was a really impressive and exciting team perform- ance. -- Vern Whitehead Team needs new players With the demise of the very successful SeaLink seniors, due to super coach Ken Gloyer calling it a day, and the under-85s failing to put up enough numbers to make a team, the Waiheke Rugby Club is entering a new era. The club made a big call at the end of last season -- after two years as Auckland Senior champions -- to give the senior side away in favour of growing an island- based team. The result is the Waiheke Castaways which took to the field to play the Suburbs Socialites. Unfortunately only seven or eight players fronted but Suburbs graciously let seven of their players don Waiheke jerseys so the trip to the island wasn't wasted and a 12-a-side game could ensue. The Suburbs Socialites are in their 23rd year and when play got under way this became apparent, looking cohesive from the outset it wasn't long before tries came Suburbs' way. The makeshift local team struggled to keep up and with players switching positions, Suburbs cut loose scoring eight unanswered tries. To the locals' credit they never gave up and were rewarded with a consolation try right at the death. The draw goes until early August so there are plenty of games ahead, so come along play some good footy then enjoy the after-match fun and games. This Saturday the Castaways play Carlton Grammar at Onetangi Sports Park at 2.45pm. Before that there's a game of touch on Wednesday from 6pm, so come on down and get involved. All senior players of any age or weight welcome. Inquiries to Ben Bagley 027 230 4010 or Hamish Cormack 021 0260 1500.
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