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Selwyn Times: November 22, 2016

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22 Tuesday November 22 2016 Selwyn boys part of cup winning football squad TWO 11-YEAR-OLD Selwyn footballers, Finlay Cotton and Liam Murdoch, have been reunited with the trophy their team won a month ago in a gruelling four-day tournament in Sydney. Finlay and Liam were part of the Timaru-based Aoraki Football Academy team which won the Sydney International Cup in the tournament held at the Sydney Academy of Sports. The cup itself is now rotating around the Aoraki team, and will be in Selwyn for the next two months. Aoraki started the tournament strongly by beating runners-up from last year, Narrabeen Strikers, 4-0. They then progressed through pool play unbeaten, with excellent performances against the International Football School (2-0 win) and Soccer de Brazil (6-0 win). In difficult, hot and humid conditions in the semi-final, the Aoraki boys kept their nerve and beat Anderson Soccer Academy 3-0. Finlay had an outstanding game and scored all three goals. Against strong opposition, Aoraki did well to concede only one goal in all games leading up to the final. The team’s defensive strength IN HAND: Finlay Cotton (left) and Liam Murdoch will get to look after the Sydney International Cup over the next two months, which was won by their Aoraki Football Academy team. was due in large to consistent performances from its centre backs, including Liam. The final was a particularly physical game against a tough, technical and well-drilled Gold Coast United side. United went 1-0 up early in the game, and a rugged battle ensued as Aoraki tried to get a foothold in the match. With six minutes to go, Hayden Teixeira equalised for Aoraki after a goalmouth scramble. Then, as extra-time beckoned, and with only one minute left on the clock, Finlay leapt up to head home the winning goal from a corner. Coach Jaime Linton was full of praise for his Aoraki team. “It was a tremendous performance from the boys to handle the pressure so well and come back from a goal down in the final,” he said. Linton, together with Jason Power, both of whom run the Aoraki Academy, planned the Sydney foray methodically but admitted the team had exceeded expectations in performing so well against high-quality opposition. Linton was particularly proud of the boys’ on-field and off-field conduct. “The boys learned heaps and we got lots of compliments from tournament officials and organisers about the boys’ behaviour. We’ve been invited back next year and, as champions, we’ll certainly be looking to go back and defend our title,” he said. A COUPLE of the area’s top ladies’ bowls players clashed in the Ellesmere Open on Friday, but it was Lincoln’s Lyndsey Withell who came away with the trophy. Withell defeated two-time defending champion Serena Matthews, of Southbridge, in the final at the Lincoln Bowling Club. Heading into the last three ends, Withell led 12-5, but Matthews drew on her experience, clawing her way back to go into the last round down just 12-11. However, Withell’s steady draw game had her holding the shot she needed with a bowl to spare. Matthews’ final bowl missed by a whisker to give Withell the win. Earlier, the day had begun with four qualifying games, which saw the field of 10 reduced to four semi-finalists. Both semi-finals were onesided, with Withell defeating Akaroa’s Melva Parke and Matthews beating Diamond Harbour’s Pauline Smith. No doubt Withell and Matthews will look forward to meeting again in two weeks when the open pairs competition is played in Diamond Harbour. SPORTS SELWYN TIMES Withell wins Ellesmere Open for Lincoln CHAMP: Lyndsey Withell holds the trophy she won after beating Serena Matthews in the Ellesmere Open on Friday. 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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 22 2016 23 Prebbleton Blue were too strong for Lincoln Blue in the fifth round of the Ellesmere Interclub Presidents division one tennis competition at Lincoln on Saturday. The win moves Prebbleton Blue into fourth position in the six-team competition while Lincoln Blue sit at the bottom of the standings. Doubles results: Match 1: Sam Neill, Jeremy White (Prebbleton) 9-1 Simon Tobeck, Joseph Wong (Lincoln) Match 2: Wayne Dodson, Stephen McKillop (Prebbleton) 9-1 Holly Burridge, Misato Iitaka (Lincoln) Match 3: Stephen McKillop, Jeremy White (Prebbleton) 9-3 Holly Burridge, Joseph Wong (Lincoln) Match 4: Wayne Dodson, Sam Neill (Prebbleton) 9-1 Misato Iitaka, Simon Tobeck (Lincoln) Match 5: Wayne Dodson, Jeremy White (Prebbleton) 9-4 Misato Iitaka, Joseph Wong (Lincoln) Match 6: Stephen McKillop, Sam Neill (Prebbleton) 9-1 Holly Burridge, Simon Tobeck (Lincoln) In other results, Killinchy Gold continued its dominance of the competition after defeating second placed Prebbleton Black. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY AT THE NET: Lincoln’s Misato Iitaka volleys at the net. ON THE RUN: Lincoln’s Simon Tobeck goes for the a ball on the baseline. HIGH RETURN: Lincoln’s Holly Burridge jumps to play a high backhand from the baseline. Results November 19 THE WEEKEND competition was a stroke round and the weather came to the party. This meant that both our morning and afternoon fields were strong and with the course in great condition, it was there for the taking. Dominic Brettkelly did exactly that, shooting a gross 62 (six birdies and 12 pars) off a plus two handicap, setting a new course record. Darrin Lewis had a great round also with a net 59 and three others shot net 61. It was tough to get amongst the prizes this weekend. Dave Allen also won the Fitzgibbon Rosebowl for 2016 defeating Alec Martin in the final. Saturday AM results: Senior: T Samuelu 68-6-62, 1; T Holland 77-12-65 C/B, 2 Junior “A”: J R Rennell 84-23-61, 1; W Harris 86-23-63, 2 Twos: L Foulds (2), T Samuelu LOADING UP: Lincoln’s Joseph Wong gets set to return to a serve. Lincoln Golf Club results (2), J Knewstubb, A Millar, D Gugich Nearest pin in 1: Junior, G Henshaw; Senior, J Peake Nearest pin in 2: Junior, G Richards; Senior, C Harker PM Results Senior: M Payne 77-15-62, 1; L Pattison 76-13-63, 2 Intermediate: D Lewis 76-17-59, 1; B Archer 78-17-61, 2 Junior “A”: S Harrold 83-22-61, 1; M Lilley 85-20-65, 2 Ladies: J Lewis 93-27-66 , 1 Top dog: Darrin Lewis Nearest pin in 1: Junior, W Butler; Senior, T Holland Nearest pin in 2: Junior, B Archer; Senior, G Tipper Twos: L Pattison, T Holland, D Lewis (2), D Brettkelly (2), K Hodge, A Banks, W Butler Halswell super liquor prize Tweedys: L Foulds Anna James, the professionals longest putt: M Lee Dominic Brettkelly 62 Gross, new course record > test drive an electric car at festt EVO/7501/PRE festival of engineering, sustainability & transpOrtation technoloGies > 2 7 10am —4pm supported by NOV for more info visit / evolocityfestt a&p showgrounds christchurch G0ld coin entrY