Match reports from Round 3 of the Fox Memorial Premiership, Fox Championship
and Sharman Cup competition on July 17.
FOX MEMORIAL PREMIERSHIP:
Pt Chevalier 38 defeated Mangere East 4
A dominant first half set Pt Chevalier up for victory over Mangere East, with the Pirates piling on 22 points in the first spell. Fullback Oliver Tuimavave was among the stars, crossing for a pair of tries at Walker Park.
Marist 12 lost to Mt Albert 26
James Waterson scored three times for Mt Albert as they got past local rivals Marist. The Lions had led 12-8 at the break before finding another gear in the second 40 minutes.
Howick 34 defeated Bay Roskill 12
Doubles to fullback Paula Maama and halfback Klayton Waikato did much of the damage for Howick in a match which saw them lead just 10-4 at the break. Up front prop Clayton Williams was strong for the Hornets.
Otahuhu 18 lost to Glenora 26
Glenora held on to claim their 12th win of the season, despite behind held scoreless for the entire second half at Bert Henham Park. The Bears led 26-6 at the break before Otahuhu powered back into the contest, but they held on to ensure they remain second on the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership ladder.
Otara 20 defeated Pakuranga 16
The Scorpions picked up their first win in the Championship, edging past neighbouring Pakuranga at Ngati Otara Park. The home side led 14-10 at the break before going on with the job.
Manukau 38 defeated Northcote 0
Manukau piled on 28 points in the second half to record a big home win over Northcote. Prop Yijo John was strong for the Magpies, while Paea Folau added plenty in the second row too.
Papakura 26 lost to Richmond 38
A stellar performance from young prop Sione Ngahe helped Richmond to victory over Papakura at Prince Edward Park. The win sees Richmond remain undefeated as joint leaders of the Crown Lift Trucks Fox Championship.
Hibiscus Coast 22 defeated Te Atatu 18
Eighteen unanswered points in the second half saw Hibiscus Coast produce a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Te Atatu. The Roosters had earlier dominated the opening stanza but were no match for the hosts in the second spell. Kavana Te Kiri-Ryan scored a pair of key tries in the second half for the Raiders.
Papatoetoe 26 defeated Manurewa 20
The Papatoetoe Panthers have made it two wins from two in the Sharman Cup after they defeated the Manurewa Marlins at home.