Sports Report – July 28th 2017

1st XI Hockey v Kristin

On Wednesday 26 July, the 1st XI played Kristin 1st XI in a SuperCity match at Harbour. This was the first time we had come up against Kristin, who had qualified for the SuperCity competition. Westlake were dominant from the start, with Charl Ulrich scoring in the first five minutes and Peter Morris scoring soon after. The goals kept coming, with Ulrich scoring a first half hat-trick and Morris scoring a second, giving Westlake a comfortable 5-0 lead at half time. In the second half Oscar Worrall, Nohan Hensman and Netesh Sukha all scored to bring the tally to 8-0.

This weekend the 1st XI travel to Tauranga for a quadrangular tournament with Tauranga Boys College, Palmerston North Boys High and King’s College.

1st XIII Rugby League v Western Springs

The 1st XIII Rugby League team returned to their Auckland campaign on Wednesday, 26th July with a match against Western Springs College.  Despite no rainfall, the field became more and more of a mud track as the game progressed. Westlake went away from the basics in the first half, with a number of handling errors which resulted in a low completion rate. Although they seemed to dominate the contact through the middle, they were trailing 4-0 at the half. The team looked to fire up in the second half, with a quick try to Josh Hughes following a strong defensive set. Completed sets were the key to success in this match and the team had a 90% completion through the second half. This had a significant influence on the result, as the majority of the half was spent inside Western Springs’ zone. Westlake ran away with game, with Lotu Inisi crossing the chalk for a double, resulting in a 16-10 win.

Try scorers: Josh Hughes, Lotu Inisi (2) – Conversions: John Tulloch (2/3)