South Island Super Six Tournament Review
22 March 2010
The South Island Super Six tournament for 2010 was held at Porritt Park over the weekend. The winners of the four divisions were:
Lincoln University - Division 1 Men
Carlton Redcliffs - Division 2 Men
Hirequip Hornby Tigers - Division 1 Women
Christchurch Girls' HS - Division 2 Women
The Division 1 Men's competition had been close all weekend. Harewood went through pool play unbeaten, but Lincoln University only secured their position in the final by virtue of a superior goal difference over Selwyn. The final was a fitting finale to a close competition, with the match decided on a penalty corner goal after time had expired. Lincoln University converted to take victory 8-7.
The Division 1 Women's final pitted Carlton Redcliffs against Hirequip Hornby Tigers. These two teams had meet previously on Saturday morning, with Carlton Redcliffs recording a comprehensive 24-6 win. However, Carlton Redcliffs were unable to maintain that dominance in the final and it was Hornby that scored two goals to secure a 6-nil win.
Christchurch Boys' High School and Carlton Redcliffs had played each other twice in the past week heading into their final in the Division 2 Men's competition and both matches had ended in 9-all draws. The first of those wins had been in the final of the Canterbury Super Six on Monday night when Christchurch Boy's had taken the trophy by virtue of being the higher seed going into the final. In what was again a close encounter, a jubilant Carlton Redcliffs took the match 9-6, becoming the only winner from 2009 to retain their title.
A new entrant to this competition was Southland in the Division 2 Women's competition. The team had been dominant all weekend and certainly entered their final against Christchurch Girls' as a firm favourite. Southland's unbeaten streak included a 14-6 win over Christchurch Girls' on Saturday morning. In a very close finale to this division Christchurch Girls' sprung the upset, defeating Southland 5-3.