St Patrick’s Traditional – Results
Story courtesy of College Sport Media
In still, sunny, weather St Patrick’s College, Silverstream and St Patrick’s College, Wellington produced a competitive and compelling day of sport in their annual sports exchange. In ten events honours were shared five apiece with the marquee First XV rugby and First XI football fixtures split.
In First XV rugby Silverstream won a scrappy match 18-12 while the football featured eight goals with Town, a division ahead of the hosts, racing out to a 3-0 lead before surviving an early second-half scare to win 6-2.
Town played with confidence, speed and precision to knock Silverstream back in the first spell of the football. The first goal was scored by Marco Lorenz followed by a strike to the impressive Noah Karunaratne. Harry Kidd converted a penalty to make it 3-0 at the break.
Given a halftime tune-up, Silverstream hit the ground running and two quick goals to Isa Prins had Town rattled. Jacob Marshall was inspired in his 50th appearance. However, Town reground and when Lorenz bagged a second, Town looked to run away with it. In an entertaining spectacle Maiti Taylor and Riley Manuel completed Town’s scoring.
It was the 33rd traditional fixture. Silverstream have enjoyed 17 wins, Town 14 with two draws. Silverstream have outscored Town 71-66.
Silverstream prolonged their vice-grip on the Old Boys Cup rugby with an 18-12 win.
Silverstream haven’t lost the Old Boys Cup since 2010, but made hard work of their success in pleasantly sunny conditions.
Town would stun the hosts with the first try – an incident of daylight robbery. A Silverstream defender shadowed the ball towards the sideline misjudging the location of the paint, smothered in mud. The idle ball was kicked ahead by opportunistic wing Anthony Fale and fullback Daniel Tafili outpaced all-comers to the try line.
Silverstream took 35 minutes to score a try. Fullback Kobe Joe-Vulu received a pass from No.8 Toby Crosby after an overlap formed on the right edge. The conversion attempt by Jacobs missed and the halftime score was 8-7 to Silverstream.
Riding momentum replacement wing Joshua Burns crossed for Silverstream’s second try to extend the margin to 13-7. Stable ball was secured and greater numbers created with good passing and timing.
Silverstream found inroads on the left side of the Town defense and when Joe-Vulu secured a second from close range the floodgates threatened to open at 18-7
Instead Town rallied. Reserve back Jack Sua was full of energy while loosehead Salesa Seumanufagai resembled a bull in a China shop. It would be second-five Junior Telea that closed the deficit to 18-12, receiving a gift from Burgess.
Silverstream leads the history of the Old Boys Cup match 62-19 with a handful of draws since the inaugural fixture in 1931.
U15 Rugby: 28-12 to Town
Colts Football: 2-1 to Town
Golf: 4-0 to Stream
Road Race: 3-0 to Town
Hockey: 2-0 to Stream
Badminton: 6-0 to Town
Junior Basketball: 84-42 to Stream.
Senior Basketball: 94-77 to Stream
1st XI Football: 6-2 to Town
1st XV Rugby: 18-12 to Stream
Overall Score: 5-5.