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Last-minute penalty secures win
By MARC GREENHILL
offload in the
tackle of two
players in their
Ellesmere rugby finals
BROUGHT DOWN: Leeston winger Dale Smith puts in a big tackle on Prebbleton fullback Jonty Chalken in the Under-
18 showdown. INSET: West Melton centre Calum Goddard takes on his Springston Dunsandel counterpart Jarod
Benbow in the under-14-and-a-half final .
Photos: GARY MOODY
LINCOLN VETERAN Dayle
Eathorne was sure a bit of paint-
work'' would cost his side a fourth
consecutive Ellesmere senior
rugby title on Saturday.
Having scored the try to draw
level with Southbridge with
minutes to play in the final at Lin-
coln, his wide conversion attempt
bounced off the posts.
However, Eathorne grabbed his
chance for redemption by landing
a 40-metre penalty with time up
to clinch a 26-23 victory.
Obviously, there were a few
nerves there, given the game was
riding on it,'' he said, of the pen-
I just went through the normal
routine and hoped for the best.''
The missed conversion was gut-
ting after his good day with the
I thought that was the chance
to win the game for us there. Not
quite, eh . . . a bit of paintwork.''
The title was Lincoln's fifth in
the past six years, but one of the
toughest to win.
Southbridge appeared to have
their number when fullback Willie
McGoon scored the second of his
two brilliant tries to put the visit-
ors ahead 23-18 with 10 minutes
It appeared to be deja vu when
he and centre Peni Manumanuni-
wila, who terrorised the Lincoln
defence in their combined compe-
tition final success in June, scored
with ease in the first half.
Eathorne and his opposite
Shannon Donald traded penalties,
but the home side trailed 13-8 at
the break thanks to a late try by
flanker Lyndon Dunshea.
A penalty goal apiece main-
tained the gap until experienced
lock Junior Ailepata crashed over
in the 65th minute to reduce the
deficit to two points. The drama
that unfolded in the final 10
minutes left both sides' supporters
on a knife-edge.
Eathorne was happy to claim
the win, despite the close result.
It felt like we were always in it,
but they've got a bit of brilliance
out the back so you can't afford to
give them anything. You give
them a metre and they take a
mile,'' he said.
We knew if we stuck together
as a unit, we'd probably come
through in the end. We've got a
strong forward pack and we stuck
to our guns.''
The team had no self-doubt,
despite losing the combined final
to the same opponent.
The bounce of the ball went our
way [on Saturday] and their way
last time. It's two very even
teams, although differing styles,''
Scorers: Lincoln 26 (Lyndon
Dunshea, Junior Ailepata, Dayle
Eathorne tries; Eathorne 3 pen,
conv) beat Southbridge (Willie
McGoon 2, Peni Manumanuniliwa
tries; Shannon Donald 2 pen,
Finals day results:
Div1: Lincoln 26 Southbridge 23,
Div 2: Banks Peninsula 11 Kirwee
42, Div 3: (Dunsandel/Irwell Com-
bined 6 Waihora 25.
Colts: Rolleston 10 Waihora 25.
U18: Leeston 20 Prebbleton 8.
Combined beat Malvern Com-
bined U14 1G2; West Melton 10
8. U13: West Melton Blue beat
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