3rd March 2017
John McGlashan College arrived at Waihi on Sunday 12th February with three teams to take on Waihi at Touch Rugby, Cricket and Tennis.
After a filling afternoon tea the boys took the field to play Touch Rugby. Waihi played attractive fast rugby and scored the first 2 tries, and at half time we were leading 2-1. In the second half the McGlashan boys scored 4 quick tries before the Waihi team rallied and seemed to have the better of John McGlashan, but the boys could not cross the line again.
The first game ended with the scoreline 6-2 in favour of John McGlashan.
After a short break the second game started and again the Waihi team scored 2 quick tries and were leading at half time 2-0. In a very tight second half the Waihi team matched the McGlashan boys for skill and speed, but the John McGlashan scored 4 unanswered tries, finishing the game 4-2 up.
The Waihi boys played well and have been inspired to play more touch games.
After the John McGlashan boys were billeted by a number of families they returned to Waihi on Monday morning to play the Tennis and Cricket fixtures.
The Cricket team fielded first and bowled well but dropped a few catches, in spite of this we restricted John McGlashan to 136 for 8. After lunch Waihi started the run chase, we found ourselves facing some very quick bowling and lost regular wickets to very efficient fielding from the McGlashan team. Waihi’s last four batters made a spirited stand but unfortunately we lost by 47 runs.
The Tennis team played 6 matches and all games went the full distance. Tom Taylor played well and won his singles in a thrilling super tiebreaker, winning 18 - 16 in the third set his game lasted well over an hour. Despite great play from the Waihi team we lost the Fixture 5-1.
All the boys involved in the fixture are looking forward to the winter fixtures when we go to John McGlashan, to renew old friendships.