PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – Saturday 21 March 2015, ball carrier Ashley Vivviers of GAP Management #Despatch during the fifth round match of the Cell C Community Cup between GAP Management Despatch and SA Home Loans Durban Collegians at WJ de Wet Stadium, Despatch.
Photo by Richard Huggard/ImageSA/S
SA Home Loans Durban Collegians ended GAP Management Despatch’s unbeaten record on Saturday when the beat the log leaders 41 – 30 at the WJ de Wet Stadium in Despatch.
The visitors from Durban took a one point lead into the half time break, having scored three first half tries. Fredie Horn scored the first and right wing Kyle Hartley scored the other two, Duncan Campbell converted two and Brendan Cope the other one.
Despatch also scored three first half tries and one penalty. Billy Mintoor scored two tries and Dyllan Lamprecht the third, Ryan Brown was only successful with one of the conversions.
Despatch fullback Justin Peach added a penalty kick just before halftime as Despatch trailed 20 – 21 at the break.
Cope scored fifteen points for Collegians in the second half, which included a try, two penalties and two conversions. Brendon Groenewald scored the other second half try for Collegians.
Despatch could only manage to score a late try and a penalty through replacement Francois Nel as the scores ended 41 – 30 in favour of the visitors.
Despite the loss, Despatch still stays top of the log on sixteen points as Durban Collegians ends in second place on fifteen along with Wesbank, but because they have equal amount of log points it is actually the team from Boland that qualifies for the play-offs. Unfortunately the rules states that, should two teams be tied on log points, it is the winner of the match between those two sides who will advance.
Despatch will play Vaseline Wanderers in the quarter final on the 2nd of April. Kick-off is at 2pm and the match will be televised live on Super Sport.
GAP Management Despatch (20) 30 – Tries: Billy Montoor (2), Dyllan Lamprecht, Francois Nel. Conversions: Ryan Brown (1), Francois Nel (1). Penalties: Justin Peach (1), Francois Nel (1).
SA Home Loans Durban Collegians (21) 41 – Tries: Kyle Hartley (2), Ferdie Horn, Brendon Groenewald, Brendan Cope. Conversions: Duncan Campbell (2), Brendan Cope (3). Penalties: Brendan Cope (2).
Article by Pierre Mc Leod