With five senior teams playing at home, it was a big day at Silverdale Rugby Club on Saturday, July 25.
There was a mixed result – two losses, two wins and a draw – with the home advantage coming through for all but two of the teams.
One of the most keenly anticipated matches was the Premier 1 team versus North Shore. Silverdale was fifth in the standings and keen to capitalise on a winning streak that had seen them triumph in their last two games. However, it was not to be, as they received a 22-3 thrashing.
The Dale’s Premier 2 team also lost to North Shore, 27-17.
However, when the U21s played North Shore, they came away with a strong 29-8 win. This helped the team, which had been lying fourth in the standings, consolidate its position for the end of season play offs.
On their home field, the picturesque Field 3, the 85s (under 85kg weight restricted) produced a dominant performance against Takapuna, winning 45-14.
Meanwhile, the Presidents (over age 35) social grade drew a supportive crowd for its game against the Moisty Maulers of Kumeu. The game was a draw.
Off the field, the day was also notable for one of the Prem 1 players, Ali Cargo, being presented with a blazer for playing 40 games for the club.