Waimate moved up into second behind Celtic as they ran over Pleasant Point 40-16 at home.
Halfback Theo Davidson had his finest game in a Waimate shirt as he scored a hat-trick to lead the way in what was a funny game.
Waimate had three men sent to the bin for repeat infringing as they conceded a massive 30 penalties across the 80 minutes but a plague of handling errors by Point meant they could not capitalise.
Waimate scored from the kickoff and dominated the first half but point kept them to 5-5 all the second half until a quick tap put the hosts over with time up.
Seventeen-year-old fullback Dan Patterson again looked at home in senior rugby for Waimate while Ben Hewitson and Daniel Groundwater stood out for Point.
Waimate’s next match at home against Harlequins now shapes as crucial for the chance of both teams this season, while Celtic’s battle with a confident Mackenzie will also be interesting.