Just how tight the new Tasman Tanning Division 1 points table is liable to be during this second round of games was evident on Saturday, as the sides sitting second and third fell back down the standings after matches where the competition points were decided inside the final minute.

The eight teams in Premier from Round 1 are now reduced to six, with their overall points tallies being halved, leaving a tight cluster of four sides behind the undefeated leaders McCarthy's Transport Ruapehu, all trying to squeeze into the three other playoff berths.

As well as an 80th minute penalty