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PHOTOS: Suburban Auckland Sporting Action

PHOTOS: Grassroots sport at its best

Last updated 09:30 29/07/2013

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As usual it was a busy weekend across Auckland and the suburban grounds were full of grassroots sporting action.

Richmond Bulldogs hosted the New Lynn Stags at Grey Lynn Park in the final round of the SAS SHARMAN CUP.

It was a tough match with both sides going to the break at 16 points a piece.

However it was Richmond who came out stronger in the second half to take the match 30 - 22.

That leaves Richmond second on the table and they will take on table-toppers Otara next week for an instant place in the grand final.


In women's premier football Papatoetoe AFC took on Papakura City at Murdoch Park.

Both teams have had a season of ups and downs, finishing in the bottom half of the ladder.

The first half was dominated by Papatoetoe who managed to go ahead by 3 with Jacqueline David, Kirsten Wong and Tayla Hetherington all finding the back of the net.

Papakura City didn't give up and managed to keep Papatoetoe scoreless in the second half.

Unfortunately they didn't score any of their own and the half time score was the final result.


The North Harbour ASB Cup premier final was a high scoring affair between Massey and North Shore.

There were tries aplenty and at half time Massey were ahead 29-16 after a dominant display.

North Shore never gave up though and they pushed right to the end.

The final score was 39-33 to Massey in a game that featured nine tries.

Massey raised the ASB Cup in front of their fans at North Harbour Stadium while North Shore was left to rue what could have been.


The final round of the Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Shield saw the third place Pt Chev Pirates take on seventh place Papakura Sea Eagles.

Papakura made the trip west to Walker Park playing only for pride with no chance of making the final series.

Pride was all that was needed as they went to the break ahead 14 - 10 after a strong first half display.

However, something was said in the dressing rooms at half time that brought Pt Chev back to life and the Pirates fought back to keep the Eagles scoreless in the second half and win the match 32-14.

Pt Chev finish second on the table leapfrogging the Howick Hornets after their upset loss to the Otahuhu Leopards.

Mt Albert Lions take home the minor premiership despite losing their last two matches and will need to find their form again heading into the final series.

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