Wairarapa News : June 26th 2013
32 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JUNE 26, 2013 4622672BC 0800 104 103 Cnr Dixon & Harlequin Streets, Masterton firstname.lastname@example.org www.eastwoodmotorgroup.co.nz UTES WE ARE BRINGING THE FIELDAYS TO YOU For a limited time only, Eastwood Motor Group is offering great Fielday packages on all new Hyundai, Kia & Isuzu vehicles. Save yourself time & travel as well as supporting local business. Visit the Eastwood Motor Group team for more Fieldays information today.Conditions apply, ends 30th June 2013. "FIELD DAY PACKAGES ON ALL NEW HYUNDAI" "HUGE SAVINGS ON ALL NEW ISUZU UTES"HURRY LAST FEW DAYS SPORT WAIRARAPA NEWS ROMANOS What's with Shane Cameron? 30 Desperate days loom By WALT DICKSON Soiled: Greytown loose forward Nathan Iro trudges off the field after their shock loss to Eketahuna last weekend. Photo: CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD Sudden death matches come early for several clubs in prem- ier club rugby's Tui Cup. With a 10-point margin between 4th and 5th on the table, winning is the only option for Gladstone, Carter- ton, Martinborough and Bush if they want to stay in conten- tion for the play-offs. Martinborough in particular will be desperate to right their ship after a run of bad results in the Tui Cup. Runners-up in the round one Kapene Cup, the southerners have won just one match from four starts in the Tui Cup. Beaten 25-20 by Carterton last weekend they have slum- ped to seventh on the table. At home to top of the table Pioneer this weekend they will have their hands full. In other matches last week- end a last gasp penalty from Tom Meuli saw Eketahuna upset Greytown 14-13. The defending champions looked to have secured the four championship points until Meuli stepped up and slotted the goal, his third for the match. Eketahuna, now in second, sit this weekend out with the bye. East Coast, who host the wounded Greytown this week- end, beat winless Marist 19-5 and Pioneer downed Bush Sports 21-nil. DRAW: Carterton v Marist, Carterton; East Coast v Grey- twon, Whareama; Gladstone v Bush Sports, Gladstone; Mar- tinborough v Pioneer, Martin- borough; Eketahuna BYE. Late push fails to clinch game By KATIE FARMAN Wairarapa will focus on tidying up its defensive game plan when it takes on Kapi Mana in tomorrow night's Regional Super League Netball game in Wellington. After going down 76-50 to Ulalei Hutt Valley at the weekend, Wai- rarapa coach Dayle Clarkson says her team will refocus its efforts when they take to the court at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. We'll need to have greater commit- ment to our full court defensive game plans,'' she says. Over the course of (last weekend's) game we were able to apply the right combinations and had reasonable impact but unfortunately these were too little, too late.'' Clarkson admitted her team missed opportunities in the first half of their third-round encounter last Sunday. Despite starting well and forcing some early turnovers, Wairarapa were then left to rue some poor decisions trailing 46-19 by halftime. As a team we drifted through the first half unconscious and without focus, and struggled to make the necessary adjustments to counter the opposition,'' says Clarkson. Even though Wairarapa staged a third-quarter fightback and went on to win the final quarter by two goals, Hutt's early domination paid dividends and they finished the game with a 76-50 victory. Clarkson says lapses in concentration -- no matter how small -- proved her team's downfall but she took some consolation in the fact that after being down by 27 at halftime, Wairarapa won the last half. She also praised the shooting circle pairing of Perri Tatana Williams, who returned to the court only two weeks after giving birth, and Hope Phillips shooting at 92 per cent. (They) combined well, providing lots of attacking opportunities allowing for quick, accurate ball from outside the circle. Also the pairing of Kata Mata- puku and Stevie Paine in the defensive circle added a lot of mobility and spoil- ing of the opposition ball out in court,'' she says. Netball Wairarapa cancelled all games last weekend due to the bad weather. Primary grading games will continue this weekend. The following draw has been compiled for the WBS Premier One and WBS Premier Res- erve grade: Saturday: WBS Premier One: 9am Ct 1 NZCU Baywide Gladstone v Wai Coll A G.Lologa/T.Haira; 12pm Ct 1 Harcourts v Eketahuna M.Stuart/ K.TeWhare; 1.30pm Ct 1 Ctn New World Vipers v Pioneer Blue G.Lologa/ A.Hale; 1.30pm Ct 2 Celtic v SMS A Harcourts (2); WBS Premier Reserve: 12pm Ct 2 Ctn New World Legends v Ctn New World Red Celtic(2); 1.30pm Ct 3 Hot Shots v Trevs Eketahuna (2).
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