Mon, Sep 27, 2021 2:32 PM

Sports Snippets: Suburbs fall short, Mako women hammered.

Nelson Suburbs fell short against Otago on Sunday afternoon.

Jonty Dine

Football- Nelson Suburbs are sitting just one spot above bottom on the Southern League table after suffering its fourth loss of the season on Sunday. Suburbs went down 3-1 to Otago University at Saxton Field with Ross McPhie scoring the only goal for the home side in the 87th minute. This Saturday sees the side host Selwyn United at Saxton. Kick off 12pm.

Rugby- The Mako women ended its season in disappointing fashion on Sunday, going down to the Manawatu Cyclones 85-7 at Trafalgar Park. One shining light for the hosts was a superb try for skipper Sui Pauaraisa. Tasman ends its season without a win and five heavy losses. Its points differential was an unenviable -205.

The one highlight for the Mako was this try to flanker Sui Pauaraisa. Phto: Shuttersport.
The one highlight for the Mako was this try to flanker Sui Pauaraisa. Phto: Shuttersport.

Basketball- The Nelson Club Basketball season has concluded with the final placings as follows: Premier Men: 1. Krazy Horsez 2. Waimea Knightriders 3. Nelson College 4. ABC Rebels 5. Stoke Bears 6. Waimea College 7. Nayland College. Premier Women:  1. Waimea College 2. Waimea Old School 3. ABC Lynx 4. ABC Storm 5. Nayland College.

Angela Valentine and Gusto Heathers Papaver. Photo: Wilde Photography
Angela Valentine and Gusto Heathers Papaver. Photo: Wilde Photography

Equestrian- The summer dressage season has kicked off with the Richmond Roast House Spring Eyeopener. This year’s winners were:

Level one - Trillion Trophy, Rilee McMeekin and Furst Love Note.

Level two - N. A. Chang Trophy, Tonia Stewart and WE Rockadeus.

Level three - Nelson Riding Centre Trophy, Julie Fraser and Fandango.

Level four - Lance Muir Trophy, Anna Terrell and Solitar Storm.

Level five - EL Contessa Trophy, Vanessa Baxter and Jazzaway.

The next in the summer dressage series is the Premier League show on the 30th/31st October at Rough Island Equestrian Park.