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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2018

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18 Wednesday April 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Darfield edge out newcomers SPORTS • By Gordon Findlater DARFIELD HAVE remained unbeaten and at the top of section B in the combined country competition after being put to the test by newcomers Springston. Last year’s Ellesmere runners-up Darfield were heavy favourites on paper, but after the 17-10 win they believe the new boys in division one can’t be taken lightly. “We were certainly surprised by their results coming into the game,” said Darfield coach Alex Robertson. “We know why now, though. They’re a very determined team and will cause a big team an upset at some stage.” Darfield knew they were in for a game early and held a 10-5 advantage at the break with tries to winger Sheldon Reed and fullback Alex Parker, while centre Michael Sheenan crossed the line for Springston. Darfield seized the initiative early in the second 40 with a another try to Parker to make it 17-10. However, when Springston No 8 Sean Powell crossed the line with 15min remaining the contest was in for a nail-bitting finish. The visitors held on, denying Springston what would have been a remarkable win. However, Springston coach Anton Sutherland says his team were very encouraged by the result. “This game was always going to be the biggest test to see where we are at,” said Sutherland. We’ve got a very confident team following the result. We felt we dominated possession, but Darfield were incredibly structured and pounced on our mistakes, so we will take some learnings from that.” Sutherland also admits the team has had to readjust their goals this season after wins over Kaiapoi and Southern and a tight 29-34 loss to Rakaia in their opening three games. Springston’s Antony Robinson fends off Sheldon Reed as he looks for space. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY Darfield’s Will Wright takes down Ryan Black. (Right) – Alex Parker gets airborne after an ankle tap. JOIN US NOW! See website for details GET EVERY DAY CANTERBURY 2017 Warriors Jerseys Half Price (Discount off the Original Price) YD Hoodies, were $129 .99 , now $49 .99 Biker Jackets were $219 .99 Now $129 .99 BENDON Amazing $15 Bra Sale (Terms, Conditions & Exclusions Apply) COTTON ON KIDS Sale Summer Footwear from $2. Bath Fizzy’s, normally $6.95 each, Now 5 for $10. CUTLER & CO Cutler Jeans, were up to $199 .95 , Now Half Price. Boots RRP were up to $249 .95 , Now from $129 .95 . Sign up to Smart Deals & be in the monthly draw for a $100 Dress-Smart gift card! Be one of the first to hear about the latest deals, sent straight to your inbox each week! CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Road, Hornby Open 10am-5pm, 7 Days 03 349 5750 www.dress-smart.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 18 2018 19 Springston Proud supporters of Rugby & Netball in Selwyn The competition ramps up next week with three games in the space of eight days. Teams will play a round on Anzac Day as well as their normal Saturday games. Round four results: •Section A: Saracens 35, West Melton 17; Waihora 79, Hampstead 19; Southbridge 19, Glenmark 15; Ashburton 81, Ashley 7; Lincoln 30, BDI 21; Ohoka (bye). •Section B: Southern 23, Methven 21; Kaiapoi 85, Hornby 10; Darfield 17, Springston 10; Oxford 32, Prebbleton 20; Hurunui 25, Rolleston 10; Rakaia (bye). Standings: •Section A: Ashburton 20pts, 1; Waihora 16pts, 2; Lincoln 15pts, 3; Southbridge 13pts, 4; BDI 10pts, 5; Glenmark 10pts, 6; Saracens 10pts, 7; West Melton 4pts, 8; Ashley 2pts, 9; Ohoka 1pts, 10; Hampstead 1pts, 11. •Section B: Darfield 17pts, 1; Rakaia 15pts, 2; Prebbleton 14pts, 3; Springston 13pts, 4; Southern 11pts, 5; Kaiapoi 10pts, 6; Oxford 10pts, 7; Methven 7pts, 8; Hurunui 6pts, 9; Southern 0pts, 10; Hornby 0pts, 11. Brent Dalley tries to elude Rick Connelly. Prop Joe Adams gets caught by Thomas Velder. Halfback Harry Pankhurst spreads the ball. Thomas Cockburn challenges Darfield’s Tim Wright for the ball during a rolling maul. South Island OnlIne Vehicle Disposal AuctIOn commences Friday 13 th April, concludes Monday evening, 23 rd April from 7.00pm Viewing is at Turners Supersite, 1 Detroit Pl, Christchurch, 7 days from 10am–4pm. Tractor Viewing is at Turners Trucks, 57 Lunns Rd, weekdays and Saturday morning. Big Offering of vehicles include: • Toyota Hilux 4x4 diesel flatdecks • Honda Pioneer 700 and Polaris ATVs • Suzuki Jimny f/deck etc etc • Honda TRX 4x4 Quads • Toyota Landcruiser V8 diesel f/deck • Tractors • Farm Bikes For photos and details, see www.turners.co.nz/landcorp ALL BIDDING WILL BE ONLINE For all enquiries, please phone Sheekeena on 027 807 8926 For Tractors, phone Justin on 027 404 0215 Phone 03 343 9850 1 Detroit Place, Christchurch Open 7 Days.