Western Leader : February 2nd 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 23 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 SPORT Convincing win pleases Waitakere Heads up: Waitakere's Allan Pearce beats Otago defender Tristan Prattley to the ball. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Hat-trick: Otago walk around with their heads down after Roy Krishna, centre, scored his third goal of the game. Run on: Ross Haviland chases the ball at Fred Taylor Park. A hat-trick from striker Roy Krishna gave Waitakere United a happy anniversary weekend as the side crushed Otago United 5-0 at Fred Taylor Park in Whenuapai. A goal from Ryan De Vries and an own goal by Otago's Liam Lockhart were the other points scored during the national premiership fix- ture. Krishna was on the score sheet in less than 10 minutes and completed his fourth hat- trick in the 74th minute. Head coach Neil Emblen was pleased with the turn around from last week when Waitakere lost 1-0 to lower ranked Hawkes Bay. I wanted a clean sheet and some goals, this tells people not to write us off,'' he says. Even so, we still missed a few good opportunities and will be working on that. It is a good confidence builder for the crunch time of the season.'' The victory keeps Waita- kere only two points behind league leader Auckland City. Both sides will meet up this weekend at Kiwitea Stadium on Saturday at 2pm. BMX club rides to success Champion: Waitakere BMX's Damon Morrow, No 121, won his eight year-old boys class with a superb ride in the final to beat James Whyte from Mountain Raiders BMX Club. BMX kids: Alex Lay, left, and James Speedy racing for the Waitakere BMX club. High flying: Paul Morrow gets some air time on his way to second place in the 30-39 male class. Presidential power: Waitakere BMX Club President Robin Atkinson, left, competes in the 40-44 cruiser male class. Photos: PETER BEECHEY and ROBERT NYENKAMP The Waitakere BMX Club found plenty of success on the track at the Auckland championships over Anni- versary weekend. The Ranui-based club hosted the event and came away with seven overall winners and a list of place- getters. Damon Morrow, Matthew Berry, Tau Edwards, Marc Edwards, Tess Bates, Bradley Gates and Toni James rode away with titles in their class groups. Paul Morrow, Kevin Brin- sden, Aimee Wilson, Mia Tuigamala, Emma Gates earned second placings while James Gray, Brooke Com- pain, Daniel James took third in their categories. Club president Robin Atkinson says the event was a good build up for the national championships which are less than eight weeks away. But the meeting as a whole was an outstanding success, we ended up with 256 riders taking part and there were only four crashes with no injuries which meant the St John Ambu- lance crew got to spend the whole day watching the races.'' Go to www.western leader.co.nz to watch an interview with Waitakere United striker Roy Krishna.
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