Pleasant Point were outscored two tries to one in their clash against Waimate but dominated much of the fixture.
The Mud Dogs were hungrier at the breakdown and showed more aggression against a Waimate lineup, which took 65 minutes to get going.
Waimate’s two tries came off quick taps through Tokoma’ata Fakatava and Miles Medlicott, with some good awareness from William Saulala setting the latter up, while Point scored theirs through Ben Hewitson, from a rolling maul.
The home side dominated the set pieces and produced better handling in trying conditions.
Loni Toumohuni and Fakatava became more prominent with ball in hand as the Point defence tired.
Brad Tegelaars had a sound game for Point, nailing his four kicks at goal and making some astute tactical decisions.
Flanker Jack Kingsford was superb, while Alistair Brady and Hewitson were strong around the park.
Waimate’s best was number eight Cory Hollister, while Fakatava and Toumohuni made some telling carries.
Execution was a big problem for Waimate for much of the clash.
The B”s continued their unbeaten season after defending thir 22 – 12 lead for the final 15 minutes of the match, and that suddenly became 25 as the ref couldn’t find his fulltime whistle although there was some injury time expected.
A great effort so lets keep it going.