battleground – The Gisborne Herald

Published May 24, 2022 11:36 AM

From rugby to hockey, from netball to archery. . . sportspeople throughout the region pursued their active passions over the weekend.

Defending Poverty Bay men’s club hockey champions Lytton Old Boys HPY Advisors went on a 22-goal rampage against an understrength YMP B; Claydens Waikohu (1) were too strong for Gillies Electrical Gisborne Girls’ High Senior A in premier-grade netball; GT Shearing Waikohu pipped East Coast Farm Vets YMP in a top-of-the-table Civil Project Solutions Poverty Bay premier club rugby match; ALH Thistle lost to visitors Levin in Central Federation football; and arrows flew straight and true from some of the best archers in the country at the Gizzy Vegas Shoot.

at CLOSE QUARTERS: Lytton Old Boys player Patrick Ferry and YMP B’s Vishal Singh dispute possession in a Poverty Bay men’s club hockey game on the turf at Harry Barker Reserve. Ferry scored twice as the reigning champions went on a goal-scoring rampage, thumping a depleted YMP 22-0.

HANDIWORK: Waikohu’s Humaria Higgins gets a hand to the ball before Gisborne Girls’ High Senior A goal attack Lily Hawea can get her mitts on it. Waikohu powered to a 42-21 win in the premier-grade netball game, consigning the students to the ‘challenge’ stage where they face the top two sides from premier reserve. Following challenge games throughout the grades, the make-up of this year’s senior grades will be decided.

AS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW: Local archer Chloe Underdown-Rickard eyes the 10-point zone of the target at the Gizzy Vegas Shoot. Gisborne Archery Club hosted what has become a popular event, where the competitive and social aspects of sport combine for a fun two days. Archers of all disciplines and from several regions ventured to Gisborne for the tournament.

WORLD CLASS: The Gizzy Vegas Shoot attracted some of the best archers in the country, including Aucklander Linda Lainchbury – a multiple world champion in field archery and world cup round winner in the compound discipline, among other national and international successes.

like a THIEF IN THE DAY: A Levin AFC player steals the ball from Gisborne Thistle striker Jarom Brouwer in a Central Federation football game at Childers Road Reserve. The visitors won 3-1 – their first victory of the season – although it did not lift them off the bottom of the table. Thistle are just ahead of them on goal difference. Whanganui Athletic are top of the table.

NO PARTING OF THE RED SEA FOR THIS MOSES: Waikohu fullback Moses Christie is tackled around the legs by YMP second five Brian Whaitiri-White in a Poverty Bay premier club rugby game at Barry Park. Christie’s three conversions proved vital in a 21-17 victory.

INTO SPACE: YMP first-five Peia Fililava splits the Waikohu defense in a top-of-the-table Poverty Bay premier club rugby game. Both teams went in with three-from-three records and it was Waikohu who made it four victories on the trot, 21-17.

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