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The East Coast Bays Barracudas made short work of the Otahuhu Leopards today at North Harbour Stadium, in Round 5 of the Mad Butcher Fox Memorial, winning 62/24.
In an amazing start to the game, East Coast Bays were up 24/0 with eleven minutes on the clock. At the twenty first minute mark they were up 34/0 and the game was well and truly out of reach of the Leopards.
To their credit, Otahuhu managed to get into the game and scored a couple of converted efforts before the bell to make the score at the break a fairly respectable 34/12.
The Barracudas had taken their foot off and I?m sure Coach, Warwick Anderson would have pointed this out at the break.
East Coast Bays scored a further five tries in the second half while the Leopards managed two. The Barracudas handed a lesson in letting the ball do the work, making a huge amount of yards between tackles. That, and the advantage to be gained by having a good kick and chase game.
The Leopards had a much better second half through their big powerful forwards but the game had been put out of reach much earlier.
East Coast Bays seasoned veteran, Andrew (Slipper) Green, today playing in the dummy half spot, played a major role in the victory