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Heriot heading for home semifinal clash
Owaka down Crescent for the first time in 30 years in big rugby upset
What: Southern premier club
Who: Heriot will play Clutha
Valley at Heriot. Clutha will play
Toko at Balclutha.
Minor placings playoffs:
Lawrence will meet Clinton for
fifth and Owaka will play Crescent
for seventh place.
Heriot have continued on their
merry way in southern premier
club rugby -- and are now readying
themselves for a home semifinal.
Heriot will play Clutha Valley in
one semifinal on Saturday, with
Clutha hosting Toko in Balclutha in
the other semifinal.
Heriot will probably go into its
clash as a red-hot favourite after
beating Clutha Valley 49-26 after
leading 27-14 at halftime last
Clutha had to work hard to
confirm its semifinal place. Clutha,
which ran in six tries, eventually
beat Lawrence 37-23 but only
after leading 15-13 at halftime.
Toko booked their semifinal spot
by beating Clinton 27-14 after
leading 10-0 at halftime.
Owaka are probably still
celebrating after their 20-16 win
It was Owaka's first win over
Crescent for 30 years and it was
also the first time they had won
the Greg Smith Memorial Trophy,
which has been in existence for 21
years. And Owaka had to do it the
hard way, coming from 13-6 down
Owaka's backs played well, with
Jeremy Gray, Reuben McLay,Chris
Symons and Quinton Gear all
having strong games.
In the forwards, Michael Berney
led them splendidly and was well
supported by McRae Sanderson
and Duncan Leslie.
Talk about leaving it until the last
South Otago High School's first
XV did just that when beating
Campion College, from England,
20-19, in Kaitangata on Saturday.
South Otago won with a try in the
last movement of the game. It
capped a super comeback by
SOHS, who were down 10-nil at
South Otago's 2nd XV could not
match their top team's effort,
losing to Campion College's
number two side, 51-10.
Results from Kaitangata Golf Club
Final junior championship (36
holes): Merv Hale beat Brea
Bisque Par. Kevin McCabe 6up.
Nyhon Transport NTP Dan Gutsell.
Twos: Dan Gutsell.
Ladies medal round: Carolyn
Results from Balclutha Golf
Club on Saturday.
Women's section: Joan Bisset 38,
Gaye Edwards 36, Paula Smith 35,
Abigail Crawford 32.
Men's section: Noel Edwards 42,
Matt Crawford 41, Peter Ross 40,
Paul Bell 39, Kelvin Stratford 39,
John Sutherland 38, Seaton Mills
Sumpter Moore longest putt: John
Chisolm Park NTP: Alan
Balclutha Night/Day Gross Kelvin
Stratford 73 gross.
Louis Rambler Reg Haar.
Guest Mug Noel Edwards nett 65.
Results from Balclutha Ladies
Section 0-21: Joan Bisset
21.1-54.4: Julie Allington
Putting: Kate O'Malley 28.
Stablefords: Julie Allington 40 on
the countback from Kate O'Malley
Nine holes: Roma Duncan 17 putts
on countback from Gwen Dunlop
Birdies: Joan Bisset No 8.
Captains Cafe HNE: Kate O'Malley.
Playing catch'em on the coast
Time to chat: Michelle Mouton-Brunt, the co-driver with David Wright, of Te
Aroha, in their Nissan Pulsar at the start of the Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday.
They were one of just four North Island vehicles in the 70-car field.
Photos: MALCOLM DEVERSON. 628246388
Catch me if you can: Derek Ayson and
Gavin McDermott in their Ford Escort
mark 2 on the first stage of the Catlins
Take a bow Gore drivers Andrew
Graves and Jared Leebody.
They won an action-packed
Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday
for the duo's second win in the
annual event after they also took
the spoils in 2010.
Graves and Leebody won the
Darryl Robinson Memorial Tro-
phy for their efforts as they came
home 35.5 seconds ahead of 2004
winner Deane Buist of Christ-
church in an EVO 4, while Derek
Ayson, of Gore, was third, and
first home in the 2-wheel-drive
But this was Graves' really and he
said he was ''absolutely stoked''
with the victory.
''It's really cool,'' he said.
''If the car ever becomes unre-
liable or too slow I might have it
mounted. The car ran faultlessly
''It's a shame that Rhys (Gardner)
and Bondy (Dean Bond) struck
problems, it would have been a
Balclutha driver Barry Mills
surpassed his best ever Catlins
result of sixth with a superb drive
to fourth, despite a broken radius
arm that left him to struggle
through 10km of stage 2.
He and co-driver Mark Allington
took the Kerry O'Donoghue
Memorial Trophy for being the
first South Otago crew home,
while they also snared class G
Top seeds, local drivers Rhys
Gardner and Dean Bond, made it
to the finish but both had days to
forget after starting well.
In the fifth stage, both Bond and
Gardner went off the road in close
proximity to each other, leaving
Graves with more than a minute
in hand over Buist.
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