Villagers’ heads held high

2015-06-23 06:01
PHOTO: Kerrith Howes

Villagers 1st XV Scrumhalf Gerard Botha, initiates a counter attack with his 8th Man Kyle Spowart in close support.

PHOTO: Kerrith Howes Villagers 1st XV Scrumhalf Gerard Botha, initiates a counter attack with his 8th Man Kyle Spowart in close support.

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DURBAN Hillcrest Villagers played away to Ballito Dolphins this weekend in a KZNRU first division encounter. Dolphins have recently staged a comeback in performance and are known to be strong on their home turf.

In the first division reserve match, from the onset, Villagers 2nds soon kicked into gear and the scoreboard started to “clock-up” in favor of the well drilled Upper Highway visitors, with Villagers’ scoring 4× tries, two of which, courtesy of their hard working 8th Man, Stephan Uys.

Villagers’ 2nd XV coach “Major” Russ Booth was proud of his team 27-5 win, emphasizing that the win was long overdue, and well earned.

In the main first division match of the afternoon, the clearly stronger Villagers’ 1st XV “outfit” were made to work very hard for their win. The “nuggety” Dolphins side put in undoubtedly, their best performance of the season, but were simply beaten by a harder and more determined Villagers side.

An early try from Villagers’ lock Jaque get van Pittuis opened the scoring. A momentarily lapse of concentration saw Dolphins bounce back against the run of play with a converted try. Shortly thereafter, Villagers replied with a another converted try from hardman scrummie, Gerard Botha. Both tries were converted by Villagers’ lock, Mitch Coe.

Villagers’ vice chairman Nic Tyler and Dolphins’ chairman Kevin Murphy were mutually complementary of their clubs’ performances, yet acknowledged Hillcrest’s superiority on the day.

Envirosan Hillcrest Villagers 3rd XV played Queensburough 2nd XV in QB on Saturday.

Villagers were unlucky not to win, after being in the lead during the late second half and drew 17-17.

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