"With time up on the clock, we won a penalty and Josh Whaanga kicked ..."
On Tuesday 11th August 200 boys from Timaru arrived ready to participate in a number of codes.
The day started well for McGlashan with a gym full of boys cheering on our Senior Basketball team who held a handy lead at one stage after half time, and managed to hold on for a close 98-95 victory. In another close game, our Junior team lost their game 84-86.
Down at Logan Park Turf, our junior footballers had a comprehensive 5 - 0 victory. The Senior team lost their match 1- 4.
In the gym in the afternoon our badminton players dominated to win every match and the tie 6- 0.
Our chess players had a convincing 13 -3 win in the school library.
Out at Brighton, the trap shooters lost by 7 shots overall.
At the hockey turf, our 2nd XI went down 1-3, with both the others matches drawn, the 1st XI 0-0, and the Under 15s 1-1.
Both the junior rugby teams played well in the morning at Bishopscourt with the under 14s winning 51-12, and in a hard fought match the Junior colts held on for a 34-26 victory. In the later game at Bishopscourt, the 2nd XV won another narrow match 21-17.
Back at McGlashan’s rugby field the First XV were backed by a supportive group of boys, with the school haka a highlight off the field. On the field in a see sawing battle, with some excellent tries scored by both teams, a last minute penalty by Timaru looked to have won them the game. With time on the clock, we won a penalty, and Josh Whaanga kicked a great penalty under immense pressure to have the final whistle blow with the home team the victors 24-23. Well done to Andrew McKenzie who was awarded his 50th game white cap, and to Elias O’Kane who was presented 15 games cap.
Overall it was a great day for us results wise, and also in the manner which we played the games.