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Tegelaars breaks Waimate hearts with last gasp penalty

© Timaru Herald Brayden Lindsay – Photo John Bisset

Kieran Coll breaks through some Waimate tacklers to stroll in for a try in their semifinal clash at the Pleasant Point Domain.

Kieran Coll breaks through some Waimate tacklers to stroll in for a try in their semifinal clash at the Pleasant Point Domain.

A Brad Tegelaars penalty on the stroke of fulltime secured Pleasant Point a dramatic 24-23 win over Waimate at the Pleasant Point Domain.

Having missed one from about 45 metres a couple of minutes earlier, Tegelaars stepped up to calmly slot the match winner from about 32 metres on the stroke of fulltime.

Waimate looked destined for the big dance following a mammoth Theo Davidson penalty from 50m to give the visitors a seven point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining.

However, a fantastic try by Point left winger Maxx Morris, who made a strong finish to the game, and Tegelaars sweetly taken penalty was enough to see Point home.

Shay Moseby opened the scoring with a well taken drop goal to bring his season points tally to 101, but Waimate were the first to cross the line.

Openside flanker Mosese Aho received the ball from a Jared Matthews pass and fended off a couple of Point tacklers to score.

A Davidson penalty soon after had them 8-3 ahead before Tegelaars landed his first kick of the day.

Waimate loosehead prop Henry Bryce snuck over from close range to make it 13-3.

Tegelaars kicked his second penalty to reduce the deficit to seven.

His third penalty shortly after halftime had the lead trimmed to four before they stormed in front when replacement loose forward Kieran Coll scored a try midway through the second half.

Waimate struck back through Jade Halkett and a long range Davidson penalty before Tegelaars stole the show.