The Speight's Cup was added to the Arrowtown rugby team's
trophy cabinet on Saturday, after it narrowly beat
Clyde-Earnscleugh 10-9 at Clyde, finishing the first round of
the Central Otago Premier competition unbeaten.
A try to Arrowtown No 8 Eddie Sefo was the only scoring act
of the game not from the boots of the respective kickers.
Arrowtown's Kane Dodds converted Sefo's first-half try and
added a second-half penalty to give Arrowtown the slimmest of
margins over Clyde's three penalties, kicked by Jai Baxter.
Wakatipu overcame a scrappy start to beat Alexandra 34-19 at
Molyneux Park, the visiting team holding a slender 10-5
Right wing Daz Schwalger dotted down three tries in the
second half during his man-of-the-match performance.
In Queenstown, the Wakatipu Wanderers were beaten 83-3 by
Maniototo at the Queenstown Rec Ground.
Charlie Hore scored 38 of the visiting team's points, with
four tries and nine conversions.
Arrowtown leads the top six teams going into the second round
on the competition on 35 points.
Maniototo is second on 32 points and Clyde-Earnscleugh third
on 28, followed by Upper Clutha A (26), Wakatipu (24) and