Kearsney On Form Against Westville

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 00:34

Kearsney 20 - Westville 3

Kearsney College hosted Westville in a much anticipated match as they celebrated their Founder’s weekend. WBHS came out strong and dominated territory and possession in the first eight minutes. The Kearsney defence was tested on several occasions but stood firmly and they absorbed the pressure and steadily worked their way into the WBHS half

The first points came from a Tristan Tedder penalty and WBHS attacked for another few phases from the kickoff. They were awarded a penalty after sustained pressure to level the scores at three all. Kearsney then dominated the latter part of the half and scored a magnificent team try from an up field kick by a Westville player. Tyler Smith and Matt Reece-Edwards in particular were prominent with Dean Seals dotting down for Tedder to convert. 

Kearsney were awarded a string of very goal-able penalties but opted for the quick tap or lineout, yet were still unable to secure further points for a 10 – 3 halftime lead.

Kearsney scored within the first minute of resuming play from a brilliant dart by winger Isolethu Ngidi to offload to lock Daniel du Preez to score next to the right hand upright. Tedder converted for a 17 – 3 lead.  

The next 30 minutes were fairly evenly contested with the hosts probably slightly better off territory wise. This period of play was very physical with no quarter asked or given. Kearsney impressed with their counter attack efforts and the forward pack turned crucial Westville lineout possession. Westville had the better of the hosts in the scrumming department though and the breakdowns contests even.

Kearsney added another Tedder penalty 10 minutes from the final whistle and another JL du Preez charge for the WBHS try line adjudged as a double movement. Westville attacked strongly on the final whistle but the hosts defended their line bravely and earned a well-deserved 20 – 3 victory.


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