Selborne Win Top Clash
Selborne vs Framesby, 20-14
The third match on the final day was a much-anticipated game between two Eastern Cape powerhouse teams, Selborne College and Hoërskool Framesby. The two evenly matched teams spent most of the first half playing in midfield, with defensive patterns preventing either side from getting near the try-line.
The first points came after 20 minutes when Warrick Day converted a penalty for Selborne to lead 3-0. Five minutes later, Selborne centre Mtunsa Maponsela broke through the defence to score under the crossbar, converted by Day, for Selborne to lead 10-0 at the break.
The second half livened up after coaches had had their say at half-time and it was Framesby prop Luhan Fourie who went over. The reliable boot of Jaundré Liebenberg added the extra points to narrow the lead to three points.
Selborne’s Day converted his second penalty for Selborne to lead 13-7. Framesby came close to scoring but Selborne’s defences held.
A clever kick through the advancing defence saw wing Lawula Bata touch down just ahead of the Framesby defence. Day converted for the East Londoners to lead 20-7. In the final move of the game Fourie scored his second try for Framesby, well converted from the touchline by Liebenberg.
The game was won by Selborne 20-14 for their second festival win, after their Saturday fixture against Glenwood was abandoned because of lightning.
Tries: Mtunsa Maponsela, Lawula Bata
Cons: Warrick Day 2
Pens: Warrick Day 2
Tries: Luhan Fourie 2
Cons: Jaundré Liebenberg 2
By Sue Miles of Working Words
Photograph by Tracey van den Aardweg