Good win for Hornets prems

Hornets wing Alan Niulevu comes in for a try after a cracking run through the Tigers’ defence. Photo Wayne Martin

Howick Hornets impressed in a clash that was shortened by injury, a likely broken ankle of a Northcote Tigers player early in the first half.

Hornets won 34 – 6 in the Round 3 match of the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership competition on Saturday.

The Hornets had control of the game throughout the contest as they continue to establish themselves as a contender in Section 1.

Mangere East Hawks had an arm wrestle with Pakuranga Jaguars in a tight contest.

The visiting Hawks started well, scoring early, but Pakuranga were able to quickly come back due to poor discipline from the opposition.

Peteroni Lilomaiava had a strong game, including a second half, allowing Mangere East to take control in the second half and come away with the 30 – 24 win.

In the Farrelly Photos Women’s Competition, Howick beat Taniwharau 32 – 26.

The Howick Hornets secured their first win of the season at home.

A gutsy grind from both teams, with injuries limiting the number of players available for the Hornets.

It was a huge effort from the Howick forwards which allowed them to control the game.

Taniwharau scored late to draw the final score closer.

Fullback Mollie Tagaloa was a standout for the winning team.