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More success for PB at under-13 tourneys

Poverty Bay teams have perfect records after two days of their under-13 tournaments in Gisborne and Napier.

The PB girls team collected a second win in a tight affair against Hawke’s Bay Futures at the Rawleigh Trophy tournament on Gisborne’s LJ Hooker Turf yesterday.

Chloe Kapene scored in a 1-0 win, adding to the home side’s opening victory.

Poverty Bay faced Wellington and Horowhenua today.

Poverty Bay boys recorded two emphatic wins for a three-from-three record at the Curtis Cup in Napier.

They outgunned Wairarapa 9-1, with William Matthews and Bjorn Haraki scoring hat-tricks and Allies Rangihuna, Austin Fergus and Taran Wilson one goal each.

They then beat Hawke’s Bay 4-1, Rangihuna picking up a double and Tom Fletcher and Haraki the other goals.

They faced Wellington Futures in their final pool game today.

Other results from Rawleigh Trophy: Wellington 1 Hawke’s Bay Futures 0, Horowhenua 2 Manawatu 7, Taranaki 0 Rangitikei 6, Wairarapa 6 Wellington Futures 0, Horowhenua 0 Wellington 8, Hawke’s Bay 2 Rangitikei 2, Wairarapa 5 Taranaki 0.

Poverty Bay's Gloria Allen pushes the ball past a Hawke's Bay Futures player on day two of the Rawleigh Trophy under-13s hockey tournament in Gisborne, yesterday. Picture by Paul Rickard