Day 2 Masters – Over 40 Mens Match Report: Counties Manukau vs Manawatu
Manawatu 40 Mens vs Counties 40 Mens 5.30pm Field 7
Counties came into this game on 3rd and need this win to secure the spot. Manawatu on the other hand have been coming close to sealing a win but unfortunately have been pitted at the post every time.
The first half saw Manawatu fighting to keep in touch with Counties. The fight was in Manawatu was excellent as they went into the half time break 3-3 after being down 2-0.
The second half saw Manawatu taking control of the game and holding the lead for 90% of the half. The game was very physical with ‘assertive’ touches from both teams as no teams wanted to give an inch. Craig Mangos from Manawatu did a superb job as a winger by stopping some scoring opportunities and scoring two of his own.
Counties were not ready to roll over though as they managed to lock the game up and take the lead in the last 4 minutes. Counties star player Chairman Munokoa was the mystro as he ensured they took the win by scoring 2 touchdowns and setting up 2 more throughout the game.
Final score 5-4 Counties