Sports derby triumph

2011-05-09 00:00

THE final score stands testament to the level of intensity between South City Christian College and Creston College over the weekend. It was inch for inch as the rivals battled it out for a meagre eight points between them, with a final score of 5-3 to South City.

Hosts South City, who were regarded as the underdogs, came out top-dogs after a breakaway try by standout player and skipper Jayden Lourens.

A record crowd witnessed the epic battle as tensions flared and emotions ran high. South City’s Keaton Uys conceded the three points for retaliating to provocation, according to coach Quinton van Rensburg.

“It was a great day of rugby and both teams played with heart and soul. It is understandable that there would be some confrontation.

“Creston let little or nothing pass them, and full credit to Jayden for his vital try,” he said.

Van Rensburg said that even though the next time the two teams meet would be next year, preparations would begin now.

Creston coach Ryan Kyle, meanwhile, saluted his boys. “We have nothing to be ashamed of — we played our best and the scoreline is only marginal,” he said.

All eight points were scored in the first half; what followed appeared to be a game of endurance with victory leaning either way.

“The hosts did a superb job with the entire derby and we are proud to have been associated with it,” said Kyle.

“Last year Creston beat South City by only two points, so they are by no means underdogs …” said the coach.

South City also managed to triumph over Creston in their first team boys’ hockey meeting, while the girls drew.

The principal of South City, Harry Lourens, was thrilled with the derby, describing it as a huge success, “and our first team win was the cherry in top,” he added.

 

 

 

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