Sports Update – 14 June

In sport the Basketball Seniors returned from the Queen’s Birthday break with an exciting double overtime 106-99 win over St Pats Town which sees them sitting top equal on the table after 2 rounds of the Pohlen Cup.  This resulted in them winning the Edward Monohan Memorial Cup for the first time since 1999!

The Juniors hammered Onslow 93-40 to sit second on the table with three rounds completed of the Thompson Cup.

The Badminton Seniors enjoyed a long weekend break and take on Tawa College tonight in Hataitai. They currently sit 2nd on the table.

The Hockey 1st XI, having qualified for the Premier 1 division suffered a heavy 7-0 defeat to Wairarapa College and tonight will take on the other Wairarapa powerhouse Rathkeale in round 2 of the round robin competition. Congratulations to both Satish Cussins and Harley Thornton on being selection in the Capital U18 team that will compete in National later on in the season/.

The 2nd XI has a good 2-1 win over Onslow to sit second on the table after two rounds.

A lot has happened in Football over the past 2 weekends.  The 1st XI went over the hill to take on Wairarapa College and came away with a 2 all draw to set up a must win cross over with Kapiti college on Queens Birthday Monday. Rongotai played a quality second half to come from 2-1 down and equalize from a Sean Lane –Turnbull free kick. Matthew Carter was then brought down in the box and was awarded a penalty which was converted in the dying minutes to take the game 3-2! A tough first round loss against Scots is now followed by playing at home to Rathkeale tomorrow.

The 1st XV have had a couple of great matches, beating a solid Wairarapa College side 15-8 thanks to some great handling from Apostle Salanoa to score in the corner followed by some good tryline defence to see out the game. The following week they put in a quality performance to beat HIBS 58-0. A dominant forward pack laid on the platform for the backs, with Reon Paul bagging a hat-trick.