Injuries take edge off win

Lock John Morrison gets his first try in four seasons for Arrowtown against Matakanui-Combined on Saturday. Photo by David Perry.
Lock John Morrison gets his first try in four seasons for Arrowtown against Matakanui-Combined on Saturday. Photo by David Perry.
Three serious - potentially season-ending - injuries suffered during Arrowtown's 66-0 win over Matakanui-Combined put a dampener on celebrations on Saturday night.

Arrowtown coach Hayden Finch said the win ''wasn't pretty'' but was expected given the team's herculean effort on defence in a hard-fought win over Wakatipu the weekend before.

A major highlight was seeing lock John Morrison, Arrowtown's player of the day, get across the try line to score his first try for Arrowtown in four seasons.

''The boys were celebrating big time when he got over the line.

''Probably the gutting thing is the serious injuries we've got,'' Finch said.

Nick Lynch suffered a sprained ankle and damage to his medial ligament, while Brent Haggart-Kelly also damaged his medial ligament.

It was not yet known how serious those injuries were, but it was likely Izzy Nayaloga would not be back on the field in 2014 after breaking a leg - for the second time in two years.

It means Arrowtown is on the hunt for backs ahead of its first White Horse Cup challenge against Cromwell A at Jack Reid Park this Saturday.

In Roxburgh, Wakatipu beat the home side 26-3.

This weekend, Wakatipu is to play Upper Clutha A.