Waitohi scored a very impressive victory over fellow competition leaders Wanderers in Brightwater on Saturday. The match was a very tight affair played in wet and windy conditions.
Wanderers held a slender 3 nil lead until near full time but Waitohi snatched the game 7 points to 3 with a try to midfielder Sanualio Sakalia. Best on the day for Waitohi was once again their big tighthead prop Ross Geldenhuys and flanker Vernon Fredricks. For Wanderers No 8 Tone Ng Shiu and prop Siua Halanukonuka were standouts.
At Lansdowne Park, home side Central left it late but managed to beat Marist 12 – 8. Central adapted really well to the conditions and deserved their victory; Jesse MacDonald was outstanding for the Blues whilst fullback Ra Tamati also had a top game. For Marist, halfback Jackson Harvey was their best.
In the other games in Marlborough Waimea Old Boys proved too strong for Moutere running out 50 points to 8 victors.
Whilst games in Nelson went the way of Kahurangi, who edged out Harlequins, Stoke who beat Renwick in a high scoring encounter and Nelson who overcame Awatere.
Bayleys Tasman Trophy Results
Central 12 – Marist 8
Kahurangi 16-Harlequins 13
Waitohi 7- Wanderers 3
Waimea OB 50 – Moutere 8
Nelson 37 – Awatere 8
Stoke 40 – Renwick 25
Wadsco Marlborough Senior A Results
Renwick 46 – Awatere 12
Pelorus 27- Waitohi 12
Moutere 24 – Harlequins 14 Kaikoura 34 – Central 7
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