Glenwood silence Paul Roos

2008-03-24 00:00

The second day of the St Johns Easter Festival started in perfect sunny conditions on Saturday, but the change in the weather did not stop Glenwood causing a big upset in comprehensively defeating Paul Roos, while Maritzburg Colege again went down.

Cordwalles was on the field relatively early playing against Neeuwenhof. The Maritzburg side gained their second win with a polished display.

Left wing Jager Richmond sprinted to score in the corner and then the forwards drove Andrew Lee over. This try was converted by James Badcock, for Cordwalles to lead 12-0 at the break. Both teams scored a try in the second half, with Cordwalles’s Tristan Blewitt showing a neat eye for a gap. Badcock again converted for the 19-5 victory.

The penultimate match in the muddy conditions was between Glenwood and Paul Roos from Stellenbosch. It was Glenwood who opened the scoring with a try by fullback Dean Lovett, converted by Storm Pearton. Paul Roos levelled matters when flank Matthew Markham ran down the left touch line to round the defence. Dylan Petersen successfully converted the try.

Pearton added another successful kick from a penalty for a 10-7 lead. A good line move ended with Pearton scoring 15 metres from the touch line He added the two points and then a penalty on the half time whistle for an 18-7 lead.

A kick into the in goal led to centre Allen Zungu diving on the ball, well ahead of the Paul Roos players. This conversion was missed, but the lead stretched to 23-7 just 90 seconds into the half. Pearton increased his tally to 16 points when Glenwood were awarded another penalty. Paul Roos were unable to score although they had the better of the last quarter.

The main match of the afternoon was between home side St Johns, who had plenty of vocal support and Maritzburg College. Flyhalf Wesley Middleton put College into an early lead with a penalty.

Wing Darren Anderson then completed a good move with flyhalf Middleton prominent. St Johns fullback Andrew Chouler went around a ruck and scored a try converted by John Anderson (7-8).

Lock Brandon Walker then ran 20 metres down the touch line, evading a number of tackles to score and Anderson made sure with the conversion, to put St Johns into a 14-8 lead for the first time.

From the kick-off, St Johns centre Manyana Madiba used some blistering pace to run 50 metres to score under the poles. Anderson added the two points for a 21-8 lead at the break.

The first score of the second half was a penalty by Anderson in the 22nd minute for St Johns to go ahead 24-8. This left St Johns with two wins and College with two losses at the festival.

Results

Clifton Prep 20 The Ridge 7; Cordwalles 19 Leeuwenhof 5; Daniel Pienaar 10 St Benedicts 3; Linden 31 FNB Invitation 13; Grey College 41 Windkoek 0; Monument 34 Paarl BHS 3; Glenwood 23 Paul Roos 7; St Johns 24 Maritzburg College 8.

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