Rangitoto too good on the day, play off for 3rd Monday 1.30pm

The Newington boys are bitterly disappointed after going down in a tight battle with the host team Rangitoto College.  As the score line 3-6 suggests the game was an arm wrestle in which both teams defended extremely well. The first quarter was a fast-paced six minutes of water polo where no goals were conceded until Rangitoto found a way through with 17 seconds on the clock.  Rangitoto scored a second goal early in the second period to go 0-2 up and it took until 1:51 mins remaining in the half for Newington to find the back of the net, and force the scoreline to 1-2.

Unfortunately we conceded a goal at the end of the second quarter which gave Rangitoto a two goal buffer at half time 1-3.

In the third quarter signs of fatigue began to show and the effects of a long hard preliminary final proved a challenge for Newington.  Newington missed a crucial extra man attack late in the third quarter and found themselves 1-4 down at three quarter time.

In the final period four goals were scored, two to each team, which brought the final score to 3-6.  Newington were left to reflect on a game of missed opportunities and have the evening to mentally prepare for the Bronze Medal playoff.  The boys are determined to leave New Zealand with a medal.

Scorecard against Rangitoto
Scorecard against Rangitoto

And here is what the finals look like:

Finals draw
Finals draw


One thought on “Rangitoto too good on the day, play off for 3rd Monday 1.30pm”

  1. Bad luck boys. Sounds like you gave it your all against the form team of the competition. Unlucky to come up against them in the semi. However, you kept them to their lowest score of the tournament. all the best for tomorrow’s playoff.

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