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Upper Hutt Leader : June 8th 2011
48 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 8, 2011 SPORT Massive wins have locals on the march By COLIN WILLIAMS Pressure, what pressure? Massive, high-scoring home- ground victories to the Upper Hutt premiers and the Rimutaka senior one rugby sides saw both teams achieve their goals, playing their way into the Jubilee Cup and the Hardham Cup respect- ively. In their last Swindale Shield game, Upper Hutt recorded their third bonus point win in their last three games, walloping Wests 69-8 (nine tries to none) and, in the wash-up, finishing fifth in the 12-team competition. The side put some bad luck mid- competition close losses behind them to storm home in the later games. The side's star fullback Jason Woodward capped off a great Swindale all round with a 29-point haul at Maidstone Park from a try, nine conversions and two penalties. The youngster finished the Swindale on 172 points (from 11 games and 34 clear of the next highest score in North's James So'oialo). Woodward also finished the competition's top try scorer with eight touchdowns as he recorded one of the club's and Wellington rugby's outstanding Swindale seasons. Upper Hutt, who finished on 31 competition points, now move into the eight-team Jubilee Cup in good heart and a confident frame. Their first game, on Saturday, is away to Ories, who finished sec- ond on 36 points but 15 away from Norths, the runaway winners who were held to a 32-all draw by Petone in the last round. Ories beat Upper Hutt 27-25 in the Swindale with a last play, last-kick win -- the first of three such cruel results which threaten- ed to derail the side's ambitions. Not so. In senior one Rimutaka went on a points-scoring frenzy, walloping Johnsonville to the tune of 80-12 at Maoribank Park. The amber and blacks went into the game needing the win to claim a top four finish and promotion to the Hardham Cup. In the end they gassed it, finishing second only to Hutt Old Boys-Marist. The Norths and Petone seconds make up the top four, meaning Rimutaka are the only side eli- gible for full promotion to Swindale Shield play next season. Their goal, from the cutthroat seven games ahead, is to finish the round robin play ahead of either Old Boys-Uni, Tawa or per- haps Avalon or the Wests side Upper Hutt put to the sword on Saturday. Rimutaka's first Hardham Cup game is a tough one, against Old Boys-Uni at the Basin Reserve (3pm) Match and Swindale review, p 47. First strike: The in-form Matt Gasper converts a penalty for Upper Hutt City's first goal in their 2-0 win against Tawa in the Chatham Cup knockout game at Harcourt Park on Queen's Birthday Monday. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS Gasper guides City's wins By COLIN WILLIAMS Upper Hutt City took a big Chatham Cup scalp on Monday, outplaying Tawa 2-0 at Harcourt Park. The match, played in heavy weather, saw an efficient City make all the running on their home ground and they were rewarded with an early penalty to Matt Gasper and then, before halftime, a Brook Wate matchwin- ner from an in-goal scramble after a Matt Bennett cross. Tawa, travelling well in the Central League, never really fired a shot as Upper Hutt had the bet- ter of the remainder of the game to claim another win, and take a big step in the high profile Chatham Cup. We kept attacking in the sec- ond half and created a few chances. We knew they had to come at us to score three goals if they wanted it,'' City coach Pedro Garcias says. Maybe they took us for granted . . . coming from a different league and thinking they were going to win,'' he says. The Tawa success capped a busy weekend at home for City, with the side getting over a tough Stop Out in the central Premier League on Saturday, 2-1, thanks to a couple of strikes from the in- form Gasper. Sitting second equal on the table, the locals have a tough assignment this week too, against Island Bay who sit two points clear of City and with a game in hand (Te Whaea, 3pm). Young Ones goes into the schools Our Young Ones page is chang- ing and we need your help to make it work. From next week, the popular childrens' photo page will be covering sports and activities from our primary and intermedi- ate schools, mostly from events during the week, rather then our long-established Saturday morn- ing fare. We will look to cover sports, whether they are interschool or stand-alone events, and give the endeavours and ambitions of our youngsters the same prominence we have always done. Other activities will work on the page too, but we need to know what is happening, and when (with as much time in advance as possible). We cannot guarantee to cover everything but we will welcome all suggestions about what might work. Schools can contact us any time to make this an even better community page in your Leader. 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