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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 11 2018 25 Lincoln Uni demolish Brighton • By Jim Doyle LINCOLN University did another demolition job on New Brighton on Saturday, roaring away in the second half to win 45-13. The Rams are now firmly on the road to securing a fourth successive Hawkins Trophy title in metro premier club rugby. The sandhoppers seemed to like the lush pasture of Lincoln better than the beach, even leading 13-10 at half-time. The second half was a different story. Brett Cameron showed great hands to whisk the ball off the deck, Sam Gilbert split the defence with a carving run, and Connor Garden-Bachop was across easily. Then Caleb Makene scored on the other side of the field after Jack Stratton made the crucial break. Three further tries in the last quarter thrust Lincoln past the bonus point mark and into the semi-finals for the Hawkins Trophy. It was a timely return by Cameron because Rameka Poihipi was seated behind the rope with some serious hardware on his right leg. Cameron distributed the ball sweetly, made the odd dab himself, never shirked a tackle, and landed all of his attempts at goal, some from tricky angles across a tricky wind. In the first half, fullback Gilbert took off on a remarkable angled run from his own line and almost got to halfway before meeting solid resistance. Then he made a slick off-load in the tackle. Problem was he gave the ball to Brighton left wing Jordan French, who gratefully scooted away to score. So Brighton’s only try was against the run of play, although lock Boris van Bruchem went close with a good break just on half-time. The visitors were severely GOAL: Lincoln University No 10 Brett Cameron kicked 13 points and had a hand in several tries in their 45-13 win over New Brighton. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES handicapped in the scrums, where Lincoln shunted them right off their own ball several times or at least gave Brighton No 8 Aaron McCoy an impossible task. Harrison Courtney and Troy Hallett were at the cutting edge of Lincoln’s demolition job and both showed up powerfully with ball in hand. Mitch Dunshea and Jack Stratton were late additions to the starting line-up after being cleared to play by the Crusaders. The visitors had some good passages of play without setting the world on fire. Nikos Cummings-Toone played his 100 th game for the seasiders while Scott Pawson also hit the century mark as coach. Scorers: Lincoln University 45 (Mitch Dunshea, Connor Garden-Bachop, Caleb Makene, Callum Burrell, Jesse Houston Joe Brady tries; Brett Cameron five conv, pen; Sam Gilbert conv) beat New Brighton 13 (Jordan French try; Stefan Moir conv, two pen). HT: 10-13. Darfield survive scare to beat BDI • By Jacob Page DARFIELD SURVIVED an almighty scare from Burnham- Dunsandel-Irwell to hold on 38-35 and strengthen their top four Coleman Shield chances on Saturday. Darfield led 38-14 in the second half before ill discipline and a surging BDI eventually made a game of it. Competition leaders Waihora had no trouble dispatching Hornby 66-19 after they raced out to a 40-0 lead at one point. Southbridge remained in third with a comfortable 29-7 win over Rolleston. Meanwhile, fourthplaced Prebbleton did enough to ease past lowly West Melton 35-24. Springston revived their play-off chances, as they moved to fifth after an 18-13 win over Lincoln which saw them leapfrog them on the table. The senior competition takes a break this week as Ellesmere and North Canterbury play across six grades, including the annual Southbridge Shield game at Prebbleton. The Ellesmere seniors will be looking to retain the shield when the game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday. Results: Waihora 66, Hornby 19; Springston 18, Lincoln 13; BREAKAWAY: Waihora remain unbeaten in the Coleman Shield. Pictured is Waihora’s Bailey Clark. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Southbridge 29, Rolleston 7; Darfield 38, BDI 35; Prebbleton 35, West Melton 24. Points table: Waihora 33, Darfield 29, Southbridge 26, Prebbleton 24, Springston 18, BDI 17, Lincoln 17, Rolleston 9, West Melton 3, Hornby 1.