Lock John Morrison gets his first try in four seasons for
Arrowtown against Matakanui-Combined on Saturday. Photo by
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
''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
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.