Thu 18 Apr 2019 | 05:32

Seven Points in Time-up to Win

Seven Points in Time-up to Win
Thu 18 Apr 2019 | 05:32
Seven Points in Time-up to Win
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Glenwood vs Dr EG Jansen, 27-26

In a hard-fought physical encounter between Glenwood and Dr EG Jansen, back after missing last year, the game was on a knife edge for the last quarter. Glenwood went into a slender one-point lead for a brief period before EG Jansen snatched it back. Glenwood did not give up and scored in the final seconds to win the nail-biter.

The first half was just three minutes old when EG Jansen centre Duane Bloem burst through to score and, with a good conversion by Kyle Potgieter, saw the visitors from Boksburg 7-0 in front.

They extended their lead midway through the half when flyhalf Potgieter saw the defence open in front of him, allowing a dot-down under the uprights for an easy conversion and a 14-0 lead.

Glenwood did not lie down and came back to score in the last seconds of the half, when centre Lehlohonolo Litabe dived over, converted by Jordan Hendrikse, for a 14-7 score at half time.

The game was played at a fast pace, and the tackles were ferocious, which led to handling mistakes by both sides. A kick ahead by EG Jansen, a mistake in the defence in the red zone and prop forward Branden Pienaar stormed over for a try. The conversion was surprisingly missed but EG Jansen were 19-7 up.

Glenwood moved the ball through a number of hands; and it was centre Martino van Wyk who managed to get over the line, converted by Hendrikse, who added a penalty shortly after Glenwood to trail by just two points at 17-19.

A long 40m penalty by Hendrikse put Glenwood into a 20-19 lead with five minutes remaining.

EG Jansen came storming back when hooker Kyle Pepler ran 40m down the touch line to score a converted try in the corner, and with that the lead changed back to EG Jansen 26-20.

Glenwood were determined and with time up on the clock they fed the ball left and Steven Gibb went over in the corner. Hendrickse needed to thread the needle from the touchline; and this he did to give Glenwood a 27-26 win in an outstandingly exciting finish.

Scorers

For Dr EG Jansen:
Tries: Kyle Potgieter, Kyle Pepler, Branden Pienaar, Bloem
Cons: kyle Potgieter 3

For Glenwood:
Tries: Martino van Wyk, Lehlohonolo Litabe, Steven Gibb
Cons: Jordan Hendrickse 3
Pens: Jordan Hendrickse 2

Festival Fixtures

Day 1: Thursday, 18 April 2019

Pretoria Boys High vs Kearsney, 27-11
Framesby vs Welkom Gimnasium, 25-25
Selborne vs Noord-Kaap, 29-10
HTS Middelburg vs HTS Drostdy, 19-14
Glenwood vs Dr EG Jansen, 27-26
Transvalia vs DHS, 34-12

PV: 20


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