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Selwyn Times: August 15, 2018

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24 Wednesday August 15 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Carrodus strikes century for Sewlyn United • By Jacob Page SELWYN UNITED midfielder Jamie Carrodus has experienced every emotional high and low throughout his 100 games for the premier team. The 27-year-old, who celebrated his 100th game with a 5-2 win over Universities, shared in the joy of last year’s Mainland Premier League promotion and the frustration of a 2018 campaign that has seen them fighting for top-flight survival. However, the club’s first centenarian would not change any of it. “When I first came here six years ago, we were near the bottom of the division below where we are now, so to see the improvement and be part of it has been pleasing. “When we won promotion last year, it was a Tuesday night game and we had 300-400 people SPORTS watching,” he said. “It was a great atmosphere and a big night with not many of us making it to work the next day.” He moved to Rolleston from Scotland six years ago with the prospect of building work following the earthquakes. He has since gone on to become a qualified refrigeration engineer and said he now calls Christchurch home and Selwyn United his club. “I used to play for Stewarton Annick, a village club just outside of Glasgow, but I’ve really enjoyed my time with Selwyn United.” Carrodus had been the team’s penalty taker in the early part of the season, but admitted his attacking instincts had been tempered somewhat in the MPL. “I was taking penalties and got three or four until I missed one and then someone else got a go,” he said. “The team still gives me a lot of stick about it, but to me, the keeper made a good save and sometimes that will happen. “We’ve always been a team that can score goals but we also concede too many. “I like to get forward when I can but the MPL has been a step up this year, especially for the younger guys, and we haven’t always been going forward as much as we would have liked.” The win over Universities in their previous game went a long way to ensuring Carrodus and his teammates will be playing MPL football once again next year. SELWYN TIMES CENTURY: Selwyn United mid-fielder Jamie Carrodus has become the club’s first 100 game player. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY​ Plate semi-final looms after form slump • By Jacob Page LINCOLN COMBINED will have to re-group for a plate semi-final at Shirley Boys’ High School on Saturday after their third consecutive defeat in the UC Championship. Lincoln Combined were no match for Christchurch Boys’ High School in their final round encounter, losing 45-7. It was their third heavy defeat in a row following the school holidays with the string of results forcing them to settle for seventh, Coach Mike Wilson said the team would have taken seventh at the start of the season, but admitted, with a top four berth on the cards, he was disappointed with the performances since the school holidays. “We weren’t a match for Christchurch Boys’ physically,” he said. “They really dished us to it and we struggled to counter it. Down 0-26 at halftime, Lincoln Combined did score first in the second half through captain Wil Gualter but it was the only bright spot of a game where they were beaten in every facet of the game. “We’ve struggled to match-it with the traditional rugby schools since the break but there’s still plenty in the tank for the final two weeks,” he said. “We always aim to win more than half our games so to have an eight win, five loss record is something we are proud to have achieved.” Nelson College will host Marlborough Boys’; College in the other plate semi-final for team which finished fifth through eighth. Lincoln Combined should have some confidence when playing Shirley Boys’ since they did beat them 20-18 in their round-robin encounter. Points table: CBHS 59, Christ’s College 55, St Bede’s 45, Rangiora High School 43, Nelson College 42, Shirley Boys’ 40, Lincoln Combined 37, Marlborough Boys’ 36, St Andrew’s 34, St Thomas’ 31, TBHS 29, Waimea Combined 11, Aoraki Combined 6, Mid Canterbury Combined 2. SEARCHING: Lincoln Combined utility back, Cole Spinks (left), looks for a gap during Lincoln Combined’s 45-7 defeat to Christchurch Boys’ High School in the UC Championship on Saturday. While Lincoln Combined forward Sam Scott (below) tries to make some progress against CBHS. PHOTOS: FELICITY PLUCK ​

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 15 2018 25 Broadfield A, Lincoln A fight for top • By Jacob Page BROADFIELD A and Lincoln A will battle for top spot in the final round of the Selwyn premier netball competition on Saturday. All six teams still have a chance of making the semi-finals ahead of the final round of games. Broadfield A currently lead the competition after a 55-42 win over fourth-placed Greenpark B, while defending champions Lincoln A were held to a 70-70 draw against Greenpark B. Southbridge A beat Rolleston A 67-49 in the other game to maintain third. The result showed Greenpark A could be title contenders but they sit fifth and will need to beat bottom-placed Rolleston A to make the semi-finals. Previously this season, Broadfield A have beaten Lincoln A by one goal and managed a draw in their second encounter. Lincoln A coach Vanessa Robinson said she was happy to take a draw against Greenpark A. “I was pleased with it because it showed that we could play for all four quarters and not let our standards slip,” she said. “We started really well which has been something we have struggled with all season and our attacking end performed well also.” Lincoln A goal shoot Hannah Wilson shot 91 per cent for the game. Robinson said starting Tyler Rollo at goal attack gave her attack some energy, which she hoped would flow into Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash. “We know Broadfield will give us the best of what they’ve got this weekend and we plan to do the same,” Robinson said. Broadfield A coach Yvonne Crichton-Hill said her team had plenty of self-belief that they could claim their first title in five years. “It’s great to be at the top but we want to stay there for the semi-finals,” she said. “I think the girls know they are capable of winning it this year.” Results: Southbridge A 67, Rolleston A 49; Broadfield A 55, Greenpark B 42; Greenpark A 70, Lincoln A 70. Points: Broadfield A 13, Lincoln A 10, Southbridge A 8, Greenpark B 8, Greenpark A 7, Rolleston A 5. WINTER HEAT PUMP Combine a Ducted Central Heat Pump System with Fresh Air Ventilation for the Ultimate in Comfort. The Lossnay Fresh Air Ventilation System recovers energy from outgoing stale air to pre-heat (or cool) incoming filtered fresh air. Combined with energy efficient, whisper quiet and unobtrusive ducted whole home heating and cooling - you will experience a more comfortable, drier and healthier home... all year round. $12,999 * 11.2kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP100JAA $13,999 * 14kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP125JAA a Fridge! Purchase any Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump before 31st August 2018 and go into the draw to win a Mitsubishi Electric Multi Drawer CX Designer Fridge! * *Includes basic installation only, conditions apply. Special ends 31 August 2018. $14,599 * 16kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP140JAA STRONG PERFORMANCE: Lincoln’s decision to shift Tyler Rollo to goal attack during their 70-70 draw with Greenpark A proved a wise choice. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY ​ 100% CapItal GaIn to the ResIDent $1,000 FullY ReFunDable DeposIt 0800 324 678 HEAT PUMPS • AIR CONDITIONING • ELECTRICAL neW shoW hoMe open MonDaY to FRIDaY 10am to 2pm E S T A T E Phone. 03 421 7796 | Email. WOODCROFT WAY, 28 KENDON DRIVE, ROLLESTON, CANTERBURY Rolleston’s neW ReGIsteReD RetIReMent vIllaGe • Initial weekly fee of $75 includes rates & full insurance • Gated community and emergency call button in each villa • Two & three bedroom villas with single/double garage from $400,000 • On Site Manager and a Pavilion and Bowling Green • Weekend viewing by appointment • Call Corinne 021 821 683