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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 1 2018 19 Selwyn United striker nets 29 goals for school side • By Jacob Page SELWYN UNITED striker Declan Hickford’s right boot is showing no signs of failing him. The 17-year-old is having a breakthrough year, playing in his debut Mainland Premier League season with Selwyn United on Saturdays and scoring goals for the St Andrew’s College first XI during the week. Hickford is making the most of his opportunities in the MPL – starting most weeks for Selwyn United and scoring five goals so far this season. He has been dominant for his school team, scoring 29 goals in eight games in the Connetics first XI secondary school competition, including seven last week in a 9-2 win over Lincoln High School that lifted his team to third. He has scored 90 goals for the first XI since debuting four years ago. The tally is believed to be a school record and with four games to go in the competition, plus a national secondary schools campaign still to come, Hickford is likely to hit triple figures at some point. “There are times when I think to myself that the great run I’ve had must come to an end at some point, but that’s my job – to score goals,” he said. TOP FORM: Selwyn United striker Declan Hickford has been in dominant form for St Andrew’s College. PHOTO: MAINLAND FOOTBALL The Westmorland resident said he is loving the challenge of matching up against the men. “The physicality is clearly something that takes time to adjust to, but also matching that with the speed of play,” he said. SPORTS Hickford said he is also focused on trying to earn a United States scholarship. “To get a quality education while testing my skills against a high standard of play would be something I’d like to do,” he said. WINNER: Lincoln High School’s Scott Daly came home from the trap shooting North Island championships with plenty of silverware. PHOTO: LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Lincoln sharp-shooter targets national champs • By Jacob Page LINCOLN HIGH School trap shooter Scott Daly in on track to represent the South Island after dominating the North Island championships in Hamilton. The 16-year-old from Springston won the High Gun Award for best overall shooter after claiming the secondary school skeet and down the line titles. The Lincoln High team also retained the team skeet title with Scott, Logan Howe, Michael Caines and Ethan Kempthorne victorious. Scott said his win in the skeet was a big surprise. “It was a shock to me because I basically only do the skeet to fill in time waiting for down the line.” Scott is currently ranked high enough to make the South Island team to face the North Island at the national championships later this year. The avid hunter and former motocross rider took up the sport three years ago after seeing it mentioned in the Lincoln High School notices. “I realised I really enjoyed it and now it takes up the majority of my spare time,” he said. “I don’t think about achievements or trophies, I just want to shoot well and do my best.” Scott said the sport was mostly mental but weather factors like the wind can play a part as well. “You have to keep your eye on the targets and factor in what the conditions might do but that’s half the fun.”