Tamaki Intermediate fielded two teams in todays Eastern Zone Touch Finals. There were 11 Mixed teams and 16 Boys teams from as far away as Remuera Intermediate to Sancta Maria College. Our Boys teams aquitted themselves well and managaged to draw one of thier four pool games.
Our Mixed team had an amazing start winning their first four consecutive games beating Sancta Maria College 5-1, Baverstock Oaks 6-1, Sommerville Intermediate 5-0 and Pakuranga Intermediate 5-0. We then had to take on the undefeated Howick Intermediate for top seeding going into the Semi-Finals. Howick proved too strong winning 2-6. That meant Tamaki had qualified for the semi-finals but had to play the #1 qualifier from the other pool.
If there's been one team to consistently cause us all manners of problems this year its our good friends at Bucklands Beach Intermediate. This game was no exception as some outstanding BBI defence frustrated the Tamaki attack and we lost 0-2. That put us into the 3rd/4th play off against Remuera Intermediate School. Remeura won that 2-4 so we finished 4th out of 11 schools. We'd also like to acknowledge BBI who proved thier class beating Howick in the final 3-1. Worthy winners on a very tiring day!