Monday, April 6, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Touch Vs. Peachgrove

On 25th March Melville Intermediate competed in the 2009 Girls Touch Finals. Wins against Matamata Intermediate, Te Awamutu Intermediate and Berkley saw Melville have a last game against the ten time winners of the competition Maeroa Intermediate. Maeroa won meaning that Melville Intermediate had to play Peachgrove Intermediate in the semi-final. Aria scored (before the cameras could even be set up!) to give Melville a 1-0 lead, these highlights are of the rest of the game!
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Following this game Peachgrove advanced to the finals where they played Maeroa Intermediate, who have won the Girls Touch Titles for an incredible 10 years. To get there they'd had to defeat Morrinsville Intermediate. This other semi-final was an unbelieveable game. Both teams were tied after 20 minutes and then a drop off occurred where both teams lost three players taking the game to a 3 on 3. Even then Maeroa and Morrinsville could be barely seperated with Maeroa scoring near the end.

The final between Peachgrove and Maeroa was one way traffic with Peachgrove Girl's winning 5-1. To cap off an incredible day for the school they'd also won a nail biter earlier when their Boys had defeated Tokoroa Intermdiate 3-2 with the last play of the game! As for Melville Intermediate following this game they had a play off for 3rd/4th the highlights of that game will be posted online tomorrow!

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