Treverton lift trophy for the first time

2011-05-17 00:00

ALTHOUGH Kearsney lost narrowly to Westville, their comprehensive win against Maritzburg College (reported as “Match of the day” in yesterday’s Witness), has put them as one of the top three teams in the province. Glenwood and Westville, at this stage, appear to be the other two sides at the top.

Michaelhouse vs DHS

The match was evenly contested, but when one side is given tries on a plate it is difficult to catch up. An intercept try, when Michaelhouse had control in the second minute, saw DHS 7-0 in front. Austin Lockington replied with a try which was converted by Michael Mvelase to make it seven apiece. Two knock-ons led to two tries by DHS before half-time. Mvelase did convert a penalty, but being down by 10-19 at the break meant a tough second half for the home side.

Brendon Cope controlled the game at flyhalf and DHS continually made inroads into the Michaelhouse 22-metre area. It was a matter of time before another two tries were scored.

Loose forward Josh Moon and wing Simon Margesson scored for the home side to make the final score 37-22. It was a free-flowing game with few penalties, and a good advert for schoolboy rugby.

Westville vs Hilton

This was not a game that Hilton will remember with any pride as they were beaten in all phases of play by the strong Westville outfit. Hilton only came close to scoring once as Westville scored six tries and left a number on the table with some careless mistakes.

As Westville dominated possession, the ball was moved all over the field. This stretched the Hilton defence and they were found wanting. Three tries were scored in each half. At the break Westville led 18-0.

The first-half tries went to Dylan Marcus, Sean Foden and Tyler Fischer, with a penalty kicked by Keegan Boulle. Fischer scored a hat trick of tries with his powerful running at centre, with another two tries in the second half. The last try was scored by replacement Duncan McGladdery. Two of the second-half tries were converted by Boulle to give Westville a 37-0 win.

Treverton vs Weston

There is always keen local interest between the two local Mooi River high schools and although Treverton won this match 27-12, it was closer than the score suggests.

The first half was even with Treverton slotting two penalties from the boot of Kendall Nowlan. Just before half-time, Weston flank Keith Magagula scored the first try of the game which was converted by Werner Rembold for a 7-6 lead.

Treverton’s heavier forwards began to win their side more possession in the second half and they gradually gained the upper hand. Phila Maya regained the lead for Treverton with their first try. Five minutes later wing Kabelo Seoe scored and with both tries converted by Nowlan. Treverton now led 20-7.

Weston fought back valiantly and they were rewarded when wing Samuel Munday scored out wide. Within the final minute of the match flank Ryan Kays cut around the scrum to score their third try, which was also converted to give them a 27-12 win.

Wartburg vs Howick

Although only one try was scored in the game there was plenty of movement but largely between the two 22-metre lines. The first quarter saw both sides feeling one another out. Wartburg gradually began gaining possession to put Howick under pressure, but the defences held. Despite this, two penalties by Gareth Gardner gave Howick a 6-3 half-time lead. The Wartburg penalty came from the boot of Carl van Rooyen.

In the second half it was Howick who initially put Wartburg under most of the pressure. A second penalty to Van Rooyen equalised the scores and thereafter Wartburg spent more time in the Howick half.

A quick tap penalty close to the Howick goal line saw scrumhalf Van Rooyen going over for a try, catching Howick who thought a kick at posts would be taken. The conversion of the try under the posts was missed, giving Wartburg the 11-6 win in an exciting finish.

Clifton vs St Charles

St Charles did well to score three tries to one against the home side. The crowd was kept enthralled by some good running rugby by both teams. St Charles led 10-6 at the break after a penalty and try by Andrew Brittnell. Both the penalty and conversion were by Butron Weakley. In the second half two further tries by Vincent Potgieter and William Holder, one converted by Weakley, to a converted try gave St Charles the 22-13 win.


SCORES IN BRIEF (home side first)

Kearsney 30 Maritzburg College 12; Michaelhouse 20 DHS 37; Westville 37 Hilton 0; Treverton 27 Weston 12; Wartburg 11 Howick 6; Clifton 13 St Charles 22; Kloof 21 St Henrys 19; Hillcrest 50 Crawford NC 8; Greytown 26 Carter 6;

At Voortrekker: Voortrekker 10 Glenwood II 34; Pinetown 0 Glenwood III 19; Linpark 8 Glenwood IV 0; Alexandra 15 Glenwood V 12.

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