Kapi-Mana News : April 24th 2012
64 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 24, 2012 14 Prosser Street, Elsdon, PORIRUA Ph: 04 237 8917 Where Service Is Important Top quality collision repairs and spray painting Guaranteed repairs Repairers for ALL insurance companies Call in for a free quote while you wait Loan cars available Contractors van available for loan Porirua's longest established collision repair shop (since 1963) 415 4876A A PORIRUA MOTOR BODY REPAIRS LTD • Window handles, hinges and stays • Security locks for windows and doors • Sliding and bi-fold door rollers, locks and handles • Internal door handles • Conservatory repairs Call us today to arrange a free assessment of your home Sliding door won't slide? we fix windows and doors NB: New telephone numbers. .. t042332460 f042332449 m 027 233 2460 ddi 04 233 2179 Hi, Im Suzie Hunt. We are now installed in our smart new offces in Rubys courtyard, 99 Mana Esplanade. Please do pop in to visit if you have any questions about our property management service. We would love to see you. BABY WEEK NOW ON 4541929AA Sparking Wests share top spot Tawa AFC and Western Suburbs have had contrasting starts to the new Central League season. After two rounds, Wests are unbeaten, with a 4-1 shellacking of Wellington United on April 14 followed by a 5-0 win over Maycen- vale in Hastings on Sunday. They join Petone on six points at the top of the table. Tawa, meanwhile, have conceded nine goals in their first two encounters, 5-0 to Lower Hutt on April 14 and 4-2 to Olympic at Redwood on Saturday. Their brilliant win over Olympic in the final of the Hilton Petone pre-season tourna- ment is now a distant memory for new coach Maarten Romijn. It's been disappointing, a tough start to the season for us,'' he says. Injuries, suspen- sion and the absence of key players such as Todd Painter and Scott Cameron have not helped their cause, and Romijn is expecting to lose one or two others overseas soon. We have a very good squad, we find it more difficult to recruit like other teams might do, but we have excellent players coming out of Tawa College and there is a good base locally. Only one of our squad is over 30 and the second team have had a good start in Capital 1, so there is depth and ability there. Every game at this level is hard but we have shown we are capable of beating any team on the day and I'm aiming for at least top four.'' There is a full round of Central League action tomorrow (Anzac Day), with Wests taking on the powerful Wairarapa United at Endeavour Park, and Tawa hosting Miramar Rangers at Redwood. Games kick off at 2.30pm. Norths beaten in nail-biter Dotting down: Northern United second-five Perry Hayman scores a superb try in the second half against MSP. But it wasn't enough to prevent his side recording its second loss in the Swindale Shield on Saturday. By KRIS DANDO Northern United find them- selves in an unfamiliar mid- table position after three rounds of Swindale Shield club rugby, following their nail- biting 35-27 loss to Marist St Pats on Saturday. In sunny conditions, in front of a small crowd, MSP took their first win over Norths in six attempts in style, with their forward dominance the ulti- mate difference. With scores locked 13-all at halftime, Norths used the wind behind them and their superior backline to open up a handy 27-13 lead 10 minutes into the second half. Mana Faraimo and a brilliant solo run by Perry Hay- man suggested the home side would accelerate away but MSP dug deep and scored four tries to take the win. Norths' cause was not helped as they had a man sinbinned when down 28-27 and MSP kept the ball in among the forwards to run down the clock. Playofthedaywent toAJ Va'alepu, the pacy Norths' winger shooting 70m down the grandstand touchline midway in the first half, finishing off with a swan dive into the cor- ner. Tawa, meanwhile, notched up the first points of their 2012 campaign with a 35-12 win over Old Boys-University in the Lyndhurst Park sunshine. In a replay of last year's Hardham Cup final, the home team played out of their skins in the second spell to steamroll OBU. Captain and hooker Matt Treeby collected a double as Tawa made their opponents pay for turning the ball over at set-piece time. Veteran Willie Lafaele dot- ted down with 10 minutes left to secure a bonus point. Norths' loss has them in sev- enth place on 6 points, one spot ahead of Tawa. Both are well adrift of Swindale leaders Ories (14 points). There is a full round of club rugby action tomorrow (Anzac Day), with a local derby at Porirua Park -- Norths v Tawa at 3pm.
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