Donkeys Defeat DHS
HTS Drostdy vs DHS, 27-19
The first of the KZN sides to play today, DHS played against HTS Drostdy from the Western Cape. The latter had won their first game against HTS Middelburg, but lost their second match against Welkom Gim. DHS were looking for their first victory, having lost to Transvalia and EG Jansen.
Drostdy opened the scoring with a penalty by flyhalf Carlton Pietersen after just five minutes. DHS scrumhalf Jayden Cederos chipped ahead for Sim Ngcobo to dot down ahead of the defence, to take a 7-3 lead after a successful conversion by Ngobani Dlamini. Drostdy’s Pietersen converted his second penalty to narrow the gap to one point.
Centre Roann Jansen picked up the ball after a kick ahead to score under the poles and with Pietersen converting the lead changed to Drostdy 13-7 ahead.
Shortly thereafter Brian Dosemba went over in a flurry of bodies to narrow the gap to 12-13 and then a break by Pietersen fed fullback Keane Galant who scored leaving an easy conversion for Pietersen to make the half-time score 20-12 to Drostdy.
DHS were the first to score in the second half when Kaid O’Neill scored for DHS, converted by Ngobani Dlamini to again make it a one-point game 19-20.
The Cape boys increased their lead when flank Wynand du Plessis scored again, converted by Pietersen, for a 27-19 lead.
Rain started falling, which made handling more difficult. Both teams came close to scoring again, but the board remained 27-19 to Drostdy, giving them their second win at the festival.
Tries: Brian Dosember, Kaid O’Neill, Sim Ngcobo
Cons: Ngobani Dlamini 2
Tries: Roann Jansen, Wynand du Plessis, Keane Galant
Cons: Carlton Pietersen 3
Pens: Carlton Pietersen 2
By Sue Miles of Working Words
Photograph by Tracey van den Aardweg