St Andrew's turn up second-half heat

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:14
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SCHOOLS REPORT: An unchanged St Andrew’s College 1st XV travelled to Queen’s College on Saturday.

After a shaky start, which saw Queen’s College take an early 15-3 lead because of a number of early mistakes, College closed the gap with a second penalty by Murray Koster.

A further penalty followed, with St Andrew’s opting to go for the line-out. After a good drive, inside centre Charlie Fleming went over for the try to narrow the gap to 15-11. After another well taken penalty by Murray Koster, the half time score was 15-14 in Queens’ favour, but with the College side starting to dominate both possession and territory.

A well-worked try by the backline saw Matt More get over for a try straight after half-time and St Andrew’s College suddenly found themselves 21-15 up.

Great work from Jack Allanson on the right wing saw him cross for the first of his two tries.

Matt More and Charlie Fleming both added further tries which saw St Andrew’s College finish with a convincing 45-22 victory.

It was a great comeback after a poor start, with all six tries coming from the hard running backline.

From Cherié Willie of St Andrew's