Article by Pierre Mc Leod
Don’s Pawn Shop PE Police hosted Durbanville-Bellville in a Round 4 Community Cup match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors led from the “get-go” as they scored four first half tries and a further two in the second half.
Inside center, Tiaan Radyn scored their first try in the second minute, followed by Raymond Olivier’s try in the seventh minute and a second try by Radyn in the seventeenth minute. Olivier converted two of the tries as they raced to a 19 – 0 lead.
Police’ flank, Frans Gerber scored their first try two minutes later, Juan Smit converted as they trailed 7 – 19 after the first quarter.
Brendan April scored Durbanville-Bellville’s bonus point try five minutes before half time. Olivier converted as they took a comfortable 26 – 7 lead.
Police scored their second try on half time through hooker Jeremy Sebia. Smit converted as they trailed 14 – 26 at the break.
The visitors from Cape Town scored first in the second half when flyhalf, Garth April, scored their fifth try in the forty first minute, Olivier extended their lead to 33 – 14 after a successful conversion.
Police scored back-to-back tries in the space of ten minutes, as Lyle Walters and Sebia, who scored his second and Police’ bonus point try, pushed the score to 28 – 33 as Smit converted both tries with just over a quarter left to play.
Olivier scored and converted his second and Durbanville-Belville’s sixth try as he gave them a twelve point cushion, 40 – 28 with twenty minutes to go.
Police fullback, Fabian Juries scored a consolation try with three minutes remaining, Smit kicked his fifth successful conversion as they trailed 35 – 40.
Olivier kicked a final penalty on full time, to bring his total tally to twenty three points, as he denied Police a losing bonus point.
Final score 43 – 35 to Durbanville-Bellville.
PE Police (14) 35 – Tries: Frans Gerber, Lyle Walters, Fabian Juries, Jeremy Sebia (2). Conversions: Juan Smit (5)
Durbanville-Bellville (26) 43 – Tries: Brendon April, Garth April, Tiaan Radyn (2), Raymond Olivier (2). Conversion: Raymond Olivier (5). Penalty: Olivier.