ROUND 14 of the NZRL Bartercard Cup and after this writer had the Top 4 set in stone last week, the North Harbour Tigers are beginning to look a little shaky, following their loss to the Hibiscus Coast Raiders last week. Other results went according to plan but some were a lot closer than predicted.
FOUR games left, and all to play for in the NZRL Bartercard Cup Competition, we finally have a ?clean? table with all catch up games being complete. The top four is fairly clear, with the Lions and the Jetz on 18 points and the Tigers and the Bulls on 16 points. Their positioning may change but I would imagine those teams will make up the four.
IN an absolute thriller at Ericsson Stadium this
evening, Otahuhu Ellerslie grabbed a 38/28 win over the Canterbury Bulls.
A fairly slim weekend of Bartercard Cup action as this weekend sees only three games played in part two of the split Round 12. One further ?catch up? game will be played on Wednesday July 27 between the Counties Manukau Jetz and the North Harbour Tigers. This match venue is yet to be advised.
IN a dour, and at times, ill disciplined, game, the Mt Albert Lions defeated the Otahuhu Ellerslie side, 19/12, at Ericsson today, in their Bartercard Cup encounter.
WELLINGTON defeated the Eastern Tornadoes, 32/26, today in the first game of a Bartercard Cup double header at Ericsson number two Stadium.
ALL Bartercard Cup action in this weekend?s Round 10 takes place on Sunday, opening with a double header at Ericsson Number 2, between the Tornadoes and Wellington followed by Mt Albert and Otahuhu Ellerslie.
THE persistent rain in Auckland over the last few days took its toll on at least one Bartercard match today. The Counties Manukau Jetz clash with the Mt Albert Lions was postponed due to extremely sodden ground conditions at Massey Park.
THE Glenora Bears finally got one under their belt today when they defeated the Marist Richmond Brothers by thirty points to twelve in the Bartercard Cup match at Ericsson Stadium.
HIBISCUS Coast Raiders were victorious over the Counties Manukau Jetz at North Harbour Stadium today, winning 36/22.