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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.
I really have to question why this game was not able to be transferred to another park in Auckland - the too hard basket strikes again. This game is yet to be rescheduled
At Ericsson Number 2, the Otahuhu Ellerslie joint venture grabbed a win over the Eastern Tornadoes 22/14. At their last encounter, the Tornadoes came away winning by a point so the Otahuhu Ellerslie victory today would have pleased Coach, Roger Rota.
The remaining match today, ended in a 26 all draw between the Hibiscus Coast Raiders and the Central Falcons. Basically, a pretty good result for the Falcons who were playing with virtually no crowd support.
Counties Manukau Jetz vs Mount Albert Lions *Game Postponed Due To Field Closure
Otahuhu Ellerslie vs Eastern Tornadoes Ericsson Stadium No.2, Auckland
Otahuhu Ellerslie 22
P. Atkins, G. Vaafusuaga, S. Tufeao, F. Nuuausala : Tries T. Zwart (3) : Goals
Eastern Tornadoes 14
K. Thompson, S. Moala, M. Latu : Tries T. Boyce (1) : Goals
Halftime Score: 16 ? 14 to Otahuhu Ellerslie
Hibiscus Coast Raiders vs Central Falcons Stanmore Bay Reserve, Whangaparaoa
Hibiscus Coast Raiders 26
S. Ata (2), S. Heslop (3) : Tries D. Floyd (3) : Goals
Central Falcons 26
W. Live, J. Puhipuhi, T. Cooper, F. Feagaiga (2) : Tries S. Mareikura (3) : Goals Halftime Score: 16 ? 10 To Hibiscus Coast Raiders