Dylan Fletcher stars as WOB defeat Central


Waimea Old Boys first five eighth, Dylan Fletcher had a day to remember, scoring 26 points in his team’s 36-23 Tasman Trophy victory over Central this afternoon.

Dylan scored the first three of Waimea’s tries with damaging No 8 Jeff Lepa adding one on the eve of halftime.

Dylan’s ability to take the ball to the line as well as a individual kick and chase effort, had the hosts up 14-3 before Central turned a long period of attack into two tries to briefly steal the lead back.

While Waimea had little ball, when they did have it they were explosive.

The halftime break did little to halt the attacking momentum.

Halfback James Lash found himself on the end of a centring kick, the score had ballooned out to 33-15.

While Central did close the gap, a late penalty goal ensured Waimea would extend its winning ways.

WOB coach Mark Milne says his team did well considering flu had gone through the team during the week.

“I thought we were a bit scratchy in patches but some of the boys have been under the weather during the week,”

He said the scoring blitz before and after halftime was the winning of the game.

“That 10 minute period before and after halftime is always crucial and to score points like we did was a positive.”

It was another weekend where Nelson club dominated their Marlborough rivals.

Taylors Wanderers thrashed Moutere 70-0, Galbraith Nelson celebrated their Club Day and Andrew Goodman’s 100th game with a massive 81-7 win over East Coast, Wakatu Hotel Marist edged Waitohi 31-24, Kahurangi got a vital 17-11 road win over Renwick and Harlequins beat Freeman Roofing Stoke 27-20.

In Division Two: Stoke beat Tapawera/Murchison 47-0, Waimea Old Boys powered past Riwaka 23-12, Collingwood were too strong for Nelson 43-15, Marist edged Takaka 18-16 and Huia downed Rangers 58-20.