TBHS take overall honours in tight tussle with John McGlashan

By TBHS | Posted: Friday July 5, 2019

The annual exchange was played in superb weather and ground conditions in Timaru on Wednesday 3 July.

The 1st XV Rugby encounter was for the Trustbank Cup, a challenge shield in South Island 1st XV rugby that is currently held by McGlashan. They started the game strongly with a disciplined, well organised effort led by a strong forward pack who pressured a lethargic Timaru side into mistakes, with and without the ball. This saw them build a commanding 22-3 lead early in the second half. TBHS then sparked into life and upped the tempo of the game but unfortunately, some poor decision making at times proved costly, as McGlashan held on for a deserved 29-22 win. For TBHS, TJ Lensley played strongly up front while in the backs, Jimmy Robertson and Liam Parker tried to spark the homes side’s second half comeback.

The 2nd XV game was an entertaining 31 all draw. Again, the home side took a long time to get their game going and would be disappointed in the result.

TBHS took the Colts fixture 28-21 against a determined McGlashan side who came back strongly in the second half, whilst the Under 14 encounter saw TBHS comfortable 54-23 winners in a game highlighted by five tries to Saxon McNoe.

The three Hockey matches were all hard fought encounters. The 1st X1 Hockey match ended in a 3-3 draw. After an opening goal for the home side by Tim Sheed, a strong McGlashan side dominated the middle period of the match to move into a 3-1 lead. To their credit, TBHS came back strongly on the back of two goals from Matt Ellis, the first a solo effort finished with a reverse flick and then a well taken penalty corner. The 2nd XI emerged with a tight 4-3 victory thanks to two goals from James Bruce to compliment those scored by Matt Gualter and Hamish Taylor. The Colts clash was also drawn 4-4. For TBHS Damon Johnston (2), Jackson Smith and Ryan Caldwell were the scorers.

A young 1st XI Football side enjoyed their first Inter-school victory of the season with a deserved 2-0 win. Goal scorers Peter Rawlins and Taylor Donaldson complimented an improved defensive effort to keep McGlashan scoreless. In the Junior game, McGlashan always had slightly the better of the run of play in their 4-2 win.

The Senior Basketball team started slowly but then exerted control of the game with strong defensive pressure through the court led by Ben Robinson and Alvin Sutedja. Jack Crossan again led the scoring as the home side rolled out to a comfortable 101-73 win. The Junior game ebbed and flowed, ending up 86 all at the end of regulation time before McGlashan, who have been unbeaten this year in Dunedin, emerged with a 96-94 win. Lucas Mullings led the way for Timaru with 38 points.

In Trap Shooting, TBHS earnt a hard fought win 411-398, while McGlashan dominated both the Chess (12-4) and Badminton (5-1).

This saw TBHS take the Exchange 6-5 with the three drawn fixtures highlighting the closeness of the tussle.   

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