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Russell cup day 1

The day started with the low goal round robin between Birchleigh (Victoria Muir, Phoebe Win-lewis, Brad Beatson and Richard Kettle) Poverty Bay (Laura Clarke, Kevin Schimanski, James Baillie and ) and Rangitikei C (Harry Bird, Emma Hinton, Neil Lawrence and Glenn Sherriff) the conclusion of which was to be played on the Sunday.

Next was the first of the two 4 goal matches between Hawkes Bay (Ben McKelvie, Ollie Jones, Doug Duncan and Neville Clarke) and Rangitikei A (Brian Grant, Adam Haworth, David Bird and Angus McKelvie) the game got off to a fast start and stayed that way for most of the game. The score remained even also with both teams going goal for goal for the entire match. it wasnt untill the final few minutes of the 4th chukka that the gap between the teams showed with Angus McKelvie stepping it up a gear to score two quick goals to seal the win and a spot in the final.

the final game of the day was played between Rangitikei B (Harriet James, Sam Duncan, Mark Duncan and Cam McKelvie) and Wanstead (Robbie Hunter, Campbell Davis, Brad Beatson and Nick Coddington). It was all go from the first lineout as Sam Duncan took the ball and cut his way towards goal unfortunatey leaving the ball inches from the line, giving Brad Beatson the opportunity to clear. Eventually Rangitikei was able to score and then score again from another Sam Duncan lineout run. A good 3rd chukka from Wanstead kept them in the game which would eventually go down to the wire. With a half goal advantage in the 4th Rangitikei was forced to defend by a desperate Wanstead team. Unfortunately for Wanstead missed goal shots were to be their undoing, going down by half a goal.

Russell Cup Day 2

Finals day started with the conclusion to the low goal round robin. Poverty Bay needed to win only one of the games to take out the Schimanski Trophy and they did it first up with a win against Birchleigh. James Baillie decided to take matters on to his own hands and put the tournament beyond doubt by scoring the goals required to down a spirited Bircheligh side.

The handicap section was to be played between Hawkes Bay and Wanstead. Hawkes Bays habbit of a fast start continued today with two quick goals in the from Douglas Duncan and Nevillle Clarke. The scoring continued for Hawkes Bay and not so much for Wanstead, scoring only 1 goal in the second. Hawkes Bay ran out the winning the match 6-1 1/2.

The final was bound to be a close game and it was exactly that. Although the game started slowly it certainly gained momentum. By  mid way through the 4rd chukka the score was 5-3, Rangitikei B with the lead. But in what would turn out to be a defining moment in the match, Cam Mckelvie was forced from the field after splitting open his hand after being hit with a mallet. After a few running repairs he returned to the field but the stoppage in play seemed to have swung the momentum of play in favor of Rangitikei A. Angus McKelvie was able to score 2 quick goals and with only 11 seconds left on the clock Sam Duncan fouled in front of his own goal in an attempt to stop Angus McKelvie from scoring. The umpires awarded a 30yard shot at goal which Angus converted to win the game and the Russell cup for 2013.

 



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