Results from 1st May

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Premiers beat Taieri 35-28
Premier Dev lost to Green Is (Paddy Roberts Memorial) 69-0
Seniors lost to Kaikorai 39-19
Magpies Premier Colts lost to Dunedin Makos 32-24
Ravens Championship Colts lost to Kaikorai Cobras 27-7

Premier Match Report (Courtesy of ODT)
The defending champions have been vanquished again.

This time Taieri knows exactly where to point the finger.

The Eels produced a rubbish opening 40 minutes against a hungry Southern side at Bathgate Park.

Taieri played some of its worst football in three years and went into the break trailing 18-7.

The deficit should have been larger but halfback Bob Martin provided a nippy effort to score from broken play in the opening 10 minutes.

Southern dominated up front. The large figure of Highlanders lock Pari Pari Parkinson stood out, and No 8 Tofatuimoana Solia proved a handful as well.

Right-winger Timoci Tavatavanawai was a constant threat and the best player on the park, while fullback Obey Samate enhanced his reputation with another classy display at the back.

Jack Leslie was impressive at first five-eighth as well.

Taieri rallied in the second spell. It fought back to trail 30-28 with five minutes remaining.

But Southern scored with four minutes remaining to clinch its first win this season.

Last weekend Taieri came unstuck against a determined Green Island side. That game could have gone either way.

But Southern earned its victory on Saturday.

The upside for Taieri was Martin bagged a second try and looks to have returned to form after a long injury battle.

Other results:
University 40 Zingari-Richmond 17
Dunedin 30 Alhambra-Union 12
Green Island 20 Harbour 20
Kaikorai the bye