Graeme Nearly let it Slip
Graeme College of Grahamstown had a tough rugby day against Pearson High in Port Elizabeth, where the honours were shared across the board.
The Graeme Under-14A side were superb again, as they managed to win 10-5 in a very tightly contested fixture. Likewise the Graeme Under-16A side had to fight hard to gain their 19-8 win. The 2nds put in one of their best performances of the season to edge past Pearson winning 19-12 after defending for most of the game.
Graeme College dominated most of the opening exchanges in the first half as they took a 13-0 lead through two tries and a penalty. Liam Agnew scored on the wing after a well-executed backline move and Bongo Adams scored after a maul from the forwards.
Graeme however would’ve expected to come away with more points after all the pressure they had on the Pearson line. Pearson struck back with a try of their own in the closing moments in the first half to make the score 13-5 at the break.
The second half seemed more of an even contest even though Graeme scored first through Yanga Bangisa to lead 20-5.
After the Graeme try they seemed to lose concentration which allowed Pearson back into the game. Pearson hit back immediately from the kick-off and then scored shortly after that to make the score 20-17. Graeme converted a penalty and then had to withstand some pressure from Pearson, as they would’ve breathed a sigh of relief to win 23-17.
By Gregg van Molendorff