Mon 5 Aug 2019 | 06:47

Glenwood beat College Yet Again

Glenwood beat College Yet Again
Mon 5 Aug 2019 | 06:47
Glenwood beat College Yet Again
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On Saturday Glenwood tackled Maritzburg College in a pulsating derby on Goldstones in front of a huge crowd as Maritzburg College celebrated their Reunion Day.

The Green Machine found themselves staring down the barrel midway during a chastening first half but tries from Joe Jonas, Marthino van Wyk, Sikholise Nanto and Blaine Golden in the second half resulted in Glenwood running out as 36-25 winners.

A high intensity but erratic opening to proceedings saw both sides struggling to get points on the board and both teams’ kickers missed early penalties.

It was Maritzburg College who ignited the game, scoring two tries in three minutes. Fullback Anele Nzimande dived over from close range after Brandon Webster broke the line. Left wing Khwezi Hadebe picked up a kick from Sven Zunckel to dot down in the corner. Glenwood trailing 0-12.

Glenwood packed on the pressure and managed to score their opening try through left wing Katlego Thinyane and Jordan Hendrikse failed with the conversion. Glenwood still trailing at 5-12.

With 15 minutes left, both teams were guilty of wasting opportunities with ill-discipline and handling errors scuppered the try scoring abilities, trading one penalty each before the half time buzzer. Glenwood trailing at the break with 8-15.

It was clearly going to be a game of two halves as Glenwood came out firing in the second period. Their first try of the half came against the run of play with Marthino van Wyk intercepting a loose pass from College to race away and score. Joe Jonas added the extra two points as Glenwood levelled the score at 15-all.

Glenwood’s discipline got the better of them as they were penalised right in front of their poles. Maritzburg College’s flyhalf Sven Zunckel made the kick look easy. Glenwood trailing by 3 (15-18).

It would take just a few minutes for Glenwood to hit back, breaking the line well. Glenwood carried it up towards the 5m line, a few pick drives came agonising close but prop Blaine Golden finished off under the poles. Jordan Hendrikse slotted the conversion, Glenwood leading 22-18.

Glenwood’s fourth try came soon after. Dominant carries and neat build-up play between the backs allowed hooker Sikholise Nanto to round-off the scoring in stunning fashion. Hendrikse converted again and Glenwood was leading 29-18.

It looked like the end of the road, but Maritzburg College fought their way back into the game, courtesy of a powerful run by Malwande Dlangalala to score. Sven Zunckel again being the chief destroyer, breaking through the Glenwood defence to set Dlangalala up. Zunckel converted, narrowing Glenwood’s lead to 4.

Glenwood restarted and College immediately showed intent by carrying the ball up. Flyhalf Sven Zunckel held on the ball too long before offloading and Jordan Hendrikse intercepted, offloaded to Joe Jonas who ran in for a simple try. Joe Jonas converted his try extending Glenwood’s lead to 36 – 25.

With some solid defence Glenwood held on for a nervy but impressive victory in the end. Finishing their season with 13 wins from 17 games.

It truly has been a momentous season with a new team building towards a continuity, strength, teamwork and a magical GREEN team.

Scorers

For Glenwood:
Tries: Katlego Thinyane, Marthino van Wyk, Blaine Golden, Sikholise Nanto, Joe Jonas
Cons: Jordan Hendrikse 3, Joe Jonas 2
Pen: Joe Jonas

For Maritzburg College:
Tries: Anele Nzimande, Khwezi Hadebe, Malwande Dlangalala
Cons: Sven Zunckel 2
Pens: Sven Zunckel 2

Maritzburg College vs Glenwood Down the Years

1921: Glenwood won 5-0
1923: Glenwood won 14-3
1926: Glenwood won 3-0
1927: Draw 3-3 and College won 10-0
1928: Glenwood won 11-0; Glenwood won 21-0
1929: College won 8-5 and 22-3
1930: College won 9-6 and 18-0
1931: College won 24-0 and drew 8-8
1932: College won 21-6 and 15-6
1933: Glenwood won 4-0; Glenwood won 6-3
1834: College won 27-0 and 24-5
1935: Glenwood won 4-0; College won 15-3
1936: Draw 3-3; College won 12-8
1937: College won 11-6 and 23-0
1938: Glenwood won 11-6; College won 20-5
1939: Draw 0-0 and 8-8
1940: College won 8-6 and 11-8
1941: College won 5-3; Glenwood won 12-11
1942: Glenwood won 7-5 and 16-9
1943: College won 12-0 and Draw 6-6
1944: Draw 10-10; Glenwood won 8-3
1945: College won 15-8 and 7-3
1946: College won 19-4; Glenwood won 8-3
1947: College won 8-3; Draw 6-6
1948: College won 12-3
1949: College won 6-0 and 8-0
1950: College won 26-3
1951: College won 22-0 and 3-0
1952: College won 12-0 and 22-0
1953: Draw 6-6; College won 8-6
1954: College won 20-8; Draw 3-3
1955: College won 13-5
1956: College won 14-0 and 16-0
1957: Draw 6-6
1958: College won 11-3
1959: College won 10-6 and 23-8
1960: College won 11-0 and 18-0
1961: College won 20-0 and 32-0
1962: College won 16-0 and 11-3
1963: College won 30-3 and 24-5
1964: Glenwood won 14-12; College won 33-0
1965: Glenwood won 8-6
1966: Glenwood won 9-3; College won 15-6
1967: College won 11-3; Draw 8-8
1968: College won 14-3 and 8-6
1969: College won 31-9; Draw 9-9
1970: Glenwood won 12-11; College won 16-3
1971: College won 12-0 and 16-13
1972: College won 37-3; Draw 9-9
1973: College won 16-12 and 13-0
1974: College won 22-10 and 9-3
1975: Draw 6-6; Glenwood won 13-10
1976: College won 15-6; Glenwood won 14-4
1977: College won 6-0 and 31-6
1978: College won 28-9 and 27-4
1979: Glenwood won 33-6; College won 7-3
1980: College won 21-12; Glenwood won 10-9
1981: College won 9-7 and 19-10
1982: College won 15-6 and 19-18
1983: Glenwood won 15-7; College won 26-6
1984: College won 20-4 and 13-6
1985: College won 25-3 and 22-6
1986: College won 29-3; Glenwood won 15-13
1987: College won 22-17 and 48-12
1988: College won 13-7 and 30-9
1989: College won 19-3 and 22-3
1990: College won 28-6 and 6-0
1991: College won 22-16; Glenwood won 16-11
1992: College won 42-9 and 8-0
1993: College won 24-10
1994: College won 35-3
1995: College won 61-13
1996: College won 53-5
1997: College won 48-10
1998: Glenwood won 31-5
1999: College won 16-10
2000: College won 28-16; Glenwood won 24-18
2001: College won 37-12 and 15-6
2002: College won 28-0 and 33-3
2003: College won 30-8
2004: Glenwood won 26-24; College won 21-7
2005: College won 30-7 and 12-5
2006: College won 24-0; Glenwood won 19-14
2007: Glenwood won 19-12
2008: Glenwood won 47-10 and 15-7
2009: Glenwood won 23-11 and 31-0
2010: College won 35-16; Glenwood won 20-13
2011: Glenwood won 33-30 and 31-3
2012: Draw 16-16 and a draw 27-27
2013: Glenwood won 33-15 and 44-40
2014: Glenwood won 27-14 and 21-20
2015: Glenwood won 57-12 and 33-15
2016: Glenwood won 33-26
2017: Glenwood won 34-17
2018: Glenwood won 37-12 and 41-0
2019: Glenwood won 15-7 and 36-25

Report by Mr Alex van der Merwe

Photos by Silindokuhle Mtshali

PV: 693


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