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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday June 13 2018 23 Lincoln down but not out of netball title race SPORTS • BY Jacob Page LINCOLN A’s stranglehold on the Selwyn netball title appears to be in serious danger. Lincoln, who won the title for the third year in a row unbeaten in 2017, have already lost twice this season and only finished third on the ladder behind Greenpark A and Broadfield in the first round. The champions lost to Broadfield 46-45 in round one and the two teams will meet again on Saturday. Greenpark A secured top spot with a 64-57 win over Lincoln a fortnight ago with round two having begun on Saturday. The three top teams all started the second phase with comfortable wins. Broadfield beat Southbridge A 60-40, Lincoln beat Greenpark B 70-47 and Greenpark A beat newly-promoted Southbridge B 78-22. Southbridge B won promotion for the second round, while West Melton dropped out of the top flight. Lincoln coach Vanessa OBSTACLE: Broadfield’s Georgie Bolton attempts to block Lincoln goal attack Vanessa Robinson’s shot last season. The two teams will meet again on Saturday. PHOTO KAREN CASEY ​ Robinson acknowledged everyone enjoyed seeing their reign of dominance under threat, but there was no panic in the team yet. “If anything, this makes the season more exciting,” she said. Robinson said in both losses it was the last 5min of the game which cost them. “In the game against Broadfield, it could have gone either way. They shot between 88 and 92 per cent and we only shot in the high 70 per cents,” she said. “We were in the game against Greenpark until the final 5min and again it’s just the top two inches letting us down, “I wouldn’t write us off just yet,” she said. West Melton win 30 medals in home gym competition THE WEST Melton Gymnastic Club’s annual competition proved to be a winning one for the hosts when they scooped 30 medals. Gymnasts from Ashburton, Blenheim, Hokitika, Greymouth, Olympia, the Christchurch School of Gymnastics and Dynamic, also in Ashburton, came to show off their routines at the Rolleston Community Centre. West Melton had a strong team, with 86 gymnasts competing, 20 more than in 2017. The gymnasts competed in grades from Gym Fun for five and six-year-olds all the way through to the elite grade. West Melton won 10 gold medals, including Khloe Spooner and Aleksander Bryant in the girls and boys gym fun grade. BACK IN ACTON: Kyla Higgins attempts the bar during the West Melton Gymnastics Club’s annual competition in Rolleston. PHOTO KIM VEITCH Paige Neal and Jack Snowdon were victorious in grade one girls and boys respectively. Morgan Smith and Briar Croskery were first in grade two, while Dino McRae won the boys competition. Kate Vee won the girls iron competition, while Ryan Partington won the boys. Amber Pankhurst won the girls bronze competition. RooRoo MacRae won the boys silver competition. West Melton coach Kyla Higgins came out of retirement to compete in the gold level. The 19-year-old started gymnastics as a pre-schooler and competed in trampolining for six years both nationally and internationally After five years away from the competition scene, she finished fifth out of 15. Preferred repairer and service agent for all major warranty repair companies We service and repair most European vehicles namely Audi, BMW, Land Rover/Range Rover and VW and also Diagnostic Scanners for most other makes and models. MT automotive MT automotive 2/36 Birmingham Drive, Middleton, ChCh Phone: 03 338 8777 Open: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 9am-3pm Best Motorbuys TM ANYTHING WITH A MOTOR! The South Island’s leading motoring publication FREE every Friday at hundreds of locations around the South Island, and it’s available online! www.bestmotorbuys.co.nz For advertising enquiries, ph Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086