Today the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Touch Finals were held at Swarbrick Park. Melville Intermediate Boys started off positively with a win against St Andrews Middle School 2-0. They then found the going tough against Te Awamutu Intermediate losing 1-2, and were then defeated by Matamata Intermediate 1-3. They lost to Berkley 1-3 before finishing with a 1-1 draw against Maeroa Intermediate.
The Girls defeated Matamata Intermediate 1-0, Te Awamutu Intermediate 3-1 and Berkely Intermediate 1-0. They then lost to Maeroa 1-2 in their final pool game. The had to play Peachgrove Intermediate in the semi-finals and although Aria scored first Peachgrove were able to win 3-1.
The Peachgrove Intermediate Girls went on to show their class in the final beating Maeroa 4-1.
Their school also had a double celebration as the Peachgrove Intermediate Boys defeated Tokoroa Intermediate 3-2 to claim the Boys title as well. This was a particularly impressive victory as it had been Tokoroa setting the early pace and leading 2-1 at half time. It was Peachgrove who equalised early in the second half and score with literally the last play of the game to win 3-2.
We had a Melville Intermediate Film Crew on site all day who did a wonderful job and the highlights from this tournament will be appearing over the next few days.