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Selwyn Times: August 08, 2017

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14 Tuesday August 8 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi RESTAURANT & CAFÉ We are open from 6.30am Seniors SPECIAL 2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Family Friendly Kid’s 2 course special T H E H O R N B Y C L U B Chalmers Restaurant OPEN Friday & Saturday from 5.30pm Sunday from 5pm The Heart of Hornby Early Bird Special ... FRI & SAT 5.30pm – 6.30pm Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts only $22.50 COMING TO CHALMERS SUNDAY 6 AUG Family-friendly and unbeatable value Dine and WIN Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options A DOUBLE PASS TO SEE $25 $20 $10 LIONEL RICHIE THURS 19 OCT CONDITIONS APPLY. CLUB CAFE & CHALMERS RESTAURANT EVERY SUNDAY 12PM-2PM Bookings Essential Grand National Racing Carnival 9, 12 August | Riccarton Park Racecourse We are proud to sponsor 143rd NZ Grand National Steeplechase, Saturday 12th August Start your day with us We are open from 6.30am Race Day Breakfasts Cooked breakfasts $18 50 The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! PLAYING IN THE WESTVIEW LOUNGE THIS SATURDAY 4.30PM: BARROSS 8PM: SHALOW COMING UP SATURDAY 19 AUG, 8PM: DnD SHOWBAND featuring ABBA Pre-sale tix $20. Door sales $25. SATURDAY 26 AUG, 8PM: SOUND SENSATION Tickets $20 SUNDAY 3 SEPT, 1.30PM: CRAIG ADAMS & LIVE BAND Tickets $20 SUNDAY 10 SEPT, 2PM: THE DUGAN’S SHOW Tickets $20 The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome Donald kicks Southbridge • By Gordon Findlater SHANNON Donald was the hero in Southbridge’s 16-15 win over Darfield to claim the Coleman Shield at Prebbleton on Saturday. Trailing 13-15 with time ticking down, Southbridge were awarded a penalty giving Donald a chance to give his side the lead with a difficult mid-range kick from the angle in windy conditions. “I thought if I get it, I’m going to be a hero and if I didn’t, we were going to lose. It was one of those things were you have to take a crack and it paid off,” said Donald. With the clock at the ground having clicked over the 80min mark during the successful kick, supporters rushed onto the pitch to celebrate. However, the celebrations were short lived with the POWEFUL: Isileli Fine pushing through a Darfield tackler. CHAMPIONS: Southbridge celebrate with the Coleman Shield. referee informing players minute and we couldn’t and supporters that there afford to give away a was still time on his penalty,” said Donald. watch. Trailing 7-12 at halftime, “Generally the clock is Donald scored all pretty accurate, so as soon nine of Southbridge’s as he made the kick we all second half points, came running onto the including a monster effort field. We got to about the from inside his own half 10m line before we had to to give his side the lead. come running off again,” “I was backing myself Southbridge coach Doug with the wind behind me Maginness said. in the second half,” said The match restarted Donald. “I managed to and Southbridge’s defence hit one from about 50m, held firm, preventing what it hit the cross bar and could have been an even went over. I had one after more dramatic finish. that which was about 55m “It was more relief than that also hit the crossbar anything. We had to make but didn’t quite have the a lot of tackles in that final distance.” SPORTS SELWYN TIMES GOING DOWN: Southbridge’s Peni Manumanuniliwa going in for a tackle on Alex Parker. WRAPPED UP: Southbridge’s Cameron Sheat is tackled by Richard Catherwood. Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 Principal’s address 9:30am

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 8 2017 15 to shield win over Darfield The win also finished off a historic season for Southbridge, who won all four trophies on offer this season. It was the first time the club has won the Combined Country Cup, Coleman Shield, the Ellesmere round-robin title, and held the Murray Cooper Shield all in the same season. Darfield came out of the blocks firing as they looked to win the Coleman Shield for the first time. Tries to Hamish Pauling and Harry Pankhurst gave them a 12-0 advantage midway through the opening half. However, Southbridge answered back with a try from Tom Turner to make it 12-7 at half-time. “The try before halftime really helped us. We’ve been behind before this year and, with the wind behind us in the OPTIONS: Darfield’s Alex Parker finds himself in space. second half, we thought there was no need to panic,” said Maginness. Southbridge took a 13-12 lead in the second half through two Donald penalties. With less than 10min to play, Darfield retook the lead 15-13 with a penalty of their own, before Donald stole the show. Results: Ellesmere division one (final): Southbridge 16, Darfield 15. Division two (semifinal) Springston 5, Lincoln 0. Division three: BDI 49, Hornby 34. Colts: Lincoln 19, Prebbleton 14. Under-18 (final): Lincoln/Prebbleton 17, Rolleston 10. Under-16 (final): Prebbleton 17, West Melton/Duns Irwell/ Leeston 12. Under-14.5 (final): Southbridge 48, Lincoln 15. Under-13 (final): Rolleston Gold 32, West Melton 31. Under-11.5 (final): West Melton 34, Prebbleton White 29. Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 QUALITY FURNITURE SPECIALISTS RE - UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS KEITH HARTSHORNE 0275 663 909 Let us entertain you. VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION LOCATION 430 ST ASAPH STREET! RECOVER YOUR LOVED FURNITURE No job too big or small DON’T MISS OUR Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture Visit us online www.qualityfurniture.co.nz P. 371 7500 Last run out together for McIlroy twins • By Gordon Findlater THE RESULT may not have gone in their favour but Saturday’s Coleman Shield final was a special occasion for twin brothers Scott and Blair McIlroy. Loose forward Blair brought up his 200th game for Darfield on Saturday, while prop Scott played his 203rd for the club. The pair have been playing for so long that some of their teammates were only beginning life at the club while the McIlroys, both 33, have been playing for the division one side. “Some of them were still playing midgets when we were playing senior rugby. Now we’re playing senior rugby with them,” said TWINS: Scott (left) and Blair McIlroy played their last division one match together in Saturday’s Coleman Shield final. Scott. Saturday’s final loss was Scott’s last match for the club. However, it will still play a large part in his life. “I’ll take on the job of president at the rugby club here for the next two years. My knee’s no good as well so that made the decision for me I guess,” said Scott. Meanwhile, next year’s division one side is expected to once again feature the McIlroy name. “Yeah, I’ll have another go and see what happens,” said Blair. •More sport, page 19 WEDNESDAY CASH DRAW 8PM - 10PM FREE ENTRY 20kmustwinwednesday.co.nz Terms and conditions apply. See website for further details. HOST RESPONSIBILITY LIMITS APPLY PLAY SAFE DRINK SAFE