Eastern wins Newbigin Shield

Newbigin Shield v Squash Eastern:
Eastern 16 Central 8
Great to see us grow our player base in the District through introducing a few debutants to the ranks yesterday including:

Shey MacLean and Tina Steedman of Ohakune, Rory Mortleman and Brooke Reid of KP and a couple playing in just their second 1 dayer in Bryce McKenzie of Rivercity and Hugh Jackson of SquashGym. It was also fantastic to see Luke Jones and Stephen Bennett back in the green and black!

The match ups were tough for the Central side with many of our players matched up against opponents with hundreds more points.At the half way point we were down 3/9 having a stronger showing in the second half of the program.In these challenges it can come down to a point count back so every point won can count.Thanks to coaches Grant Watts (our tireless evergreen) and 1st timer Rebecca Clifford for their invaluable advice between games.From a senior rep perspective that’s it for the season with plans to outline clear objectives for a wide group early in 2019.

Results - (Eastern players first)

Jess Read beat Brooke Reid
Mel Goodchild bt Tina Steedman 
Rios Moleta bt Bryce McKenzie
Jena Gregory bt Ngakuira Osborne 
Taylor Leabourn bt Rory Mortleman 
Rhiarne Taiapa lost to Annaleise Faint 
Dave Murdoch lost to Hugh Jackson
Avon Moleta bt Di Tasker
Mike Gregory lost to Rod Bannister 
Jordan Le Comte lost to Stephen Bennett 
Anna Nuku bt Shey MacLean 
Cam Jamieson lost to Luke Jones

Anna Moleta bt Tina Steedman 
Cam Jamieson bt Stephen Bennett
Mel Goodchild bt Di Tasker
Jordan Le Comte lost to Luke Jones
Jess Dean bt Shey MacLean 
Mike Gregory bt Hugh Jackson 
Anna Nuku bt Brooke Reid
Dave Murdoch lost to Rod Bannister 
Taylor Leabourn bt Bryce McKenzie
Rhiarne Taiapa bt Ngakuira Osborne 
Rios Moleta bt Rory Mortleman 
Jena Gregory lost to Annaleise Faint