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Upper Hutt Leader : May 18th 2011
48 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 18, 2011 SPORT 3 Geange St Upper Hutt Phone 528 8409 Open: Mon/Tues/Wed 7am - 6pm • Thurs/Fri 7am - 7pm • Sat 7am - 5pm Upper Hutt • Free Parking • Friendly People www.emw.co.nz O O O O O Open: M M M M Mo n/ / / / / /T T T T Tu es/ / / / / /W W W W Wed d d d d7 7 7 7am 6 6 6 6 6pm•T T T T Th h h h hurs/ / / / / /F F F F Fri i i i i7 7 7 7am 7 7 7 7pm•S S S S S Sat t t t7 7 7 7am 5 5 5 5pm U U U U Upper H H H H Hut t t tt t t t • F F F F Free P P P P Park k k k ki i i i ing • F F F F Fri i i i iend d d d dl l l l lyP P P P Peopl l l l le www emw co nz 2304462CY REAL MEAL DEAL 500GM CASSEROLE STEAK 500GM BEEF SAUSAGE 500GM MINCE 500GM BACON 6 MEAT PATTIES $20 SAUSAGE OF THE WEEK STEAK & ONION WHOLE EXPORT QUALITY BEEF RUMPS $9.99 KG BONELESS ROLLED SEASONED HOGGET ROASTS $ 10.99 KG Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years SLICED FREE ALL FOR JUST WIN A $100 MEAT VOUCHER! THE HUNT IS ON FOR EXPORT MEATS 2ND ANNUAL SAUSAGE SCOFFER All you have to do to enter is register in store by 11am Saturday 21 May. Competition starts 12noon-1pm Saturday 21 May Battling Tigers on the improve The Upper Hutt Tigers put the horror of last week behind them to put in a competitive, brave but ultimately luckless effort on their home Whakatiki track against Te Aroha in Wellington club rugby league on Saturday. The Tigers led early which was good reward for a far more organised effort in all phases of the game but they turned around 12-6 down. The 12-all second half was another good point for the locals to take out of the game in a season where there have not been many positives. The Tigers were able to hold possession for longer periods than in previous games and put pres- sure on Te Aroha's defensive systems. The improvement will be a tonic but the side's season will not get any easier with the final first round game a tough ask, away to the third-place Porirua Vikings at Ascot Park (2.30pm, Saturday.) More pain at Maidstone By COLIN WILLIAMS Heartbreak struck for a third time for Upper Hutt rugby, players and supporters alike, in three home games at Maidstone Park on Saturday. A triple bypass, if you like. After leading Poneke all game, including 16-0 before halftime, Upper Hutt surrendered the result with a scrum penalty on halfway with 120 seconds to play. Poneke, naturally, kicked the goal and despite a brave Upper Hutt surge, which included a charged down drop goal, the locals faced the realisation another game they had led and dominated had got away . . . lost 20-19 like Ories (27-25) and Marist-St Pats (16-15) before them, crippling last minute affairs. Poneke winning off a infringe- ment penalty was an irony. Upper Hutt conceded only three all game while Poneke gave up plenty and had a man sin-binned as they con- sistently slowed the ball and killed the pace of the game The boys are very disappointed but they are resolute and there's no mental baggage,'' coach Sandy McConnell says. They fronted up, especially in the forwards, but some decisions went against us.'' Poneke were at their wily best, playing an inexperienced referee and only really dominating in patches. Upper Hutt's achilles was in letting the visitors score from deep just before halftime with a missed tackle costly as Poneke were able to turn around at 16-7 down and with the wind. A sole Jason Woodward penalty was Upper Hutt's only second half points but they defended manfully but too long in their own half. Woodward brought up his 100 points with a 14-point haul and he made a fair fist of first-five. It was his drop goal attempt that was charged down in the palpitating final flurry with the Poneke defenders'' looking like they came from from offside positions. The Upper Hutt forwards had a gruelling afternoon and they bettered their opposition in most phases. Ray Sio, starting for the first time, was a standout all game. He muscled over for his side's only try and gained metres all day including a bold, defiant surge which took Upper Hutt into that drop goal territory. Tawa at home on Saturday . . . can they do it and keep their dim- ming top eight Jubilee Cup hopes alive? It's a good bet it will be close. An exciting 29-27 Rimutaka win over Poneke in senior one rugby on the club's Old Timers Day has kept alive the locals' hopes of mak- ing the top four and promotion to Hardham Cup rugby in mid-June. Rimutaka are fifth equal and four points outside the top four but two of their last three games are against the two bottom sides including Tawa (Saturday, Maoribank, 3pm). In senior two Upper Hutt whipped Poneke 40-18 to move a single point out of the top two fin- ish they need to move up to senior one. Upper Hutt, HOB-M and Ava- lon are all on 30 points behind Wainui (31) and OBU (34) in a very tight competition. City take their winning ways into the Chatham Cup Oranges and lemons: Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City football supporters, decked out in the club colours, crowd the Harcourt Park balcony as Matt Gasper looks to control the ball in Saturday's second-round Chatham Cup encounter. Riding high in the Central Prem- ier League, City were too strong on Saturday in running out 2-0 winners against their Waterside- Karori opposition, coached by Ian Porteous, City's head man for the previous three seasons. On field, Luke Grindlay was the star for the day, slotting home the game's two goals, while in the bal- cony it was the supporters wear- ing the face masks of the new'' City coach Pedro Garcias, who stole the moment. That was a surprise to me,'' he said. It was a good day all around.'' City now qualify for the Cup's third round and go into Saturday's away game to Miramar Rangers as the competition front runners in the premier league as the locals continue to mount another strong season. Ricki Herbert, the former World Cup player and coach, will make a special appearance at the Quinns Post Hotel, in Ward St, on Sunday. New Zealand football's top man and current Phoenix coach will be at the Ward St venue for four hours from 4pm, offering coaching tips to an expected good turnout of Upper Hutt's football stars of the future. Herbert will take questions from the crowd from 5.30pm and will sign autographs. Under-18s will need to be accompanied by a guardian. For more details, ring 528 4825.
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