KEARSNEY EASTER RUGBY FESTIVAL – DAY 2 MATCH REPORTS AND SCORES KERF – Day 2 – Game 1 Hoerskool Framesby and Pretoria Boys
HOERSKOOL FRAMESBY 13 – 10 PRETORIA BOYS HIGH
In contrast to the heat of the first day of the festival, Day 2 started with mist rolling in over the Stott field. The first half, between Pretoria Boys and Hoerskool Framesby who had both won their fixtures on Thursday, was played largely between the two 22m areas.
There appeared no game breakers in either side, so good defence prevented players breaking away. It was 13 minutes before Pretoria broke through into the Framesby 22m area, but they were thwarted from scoring.
At half-time Framesby led 6-3 after two well-struck penalties by fullback Peter Scholtz, to one by Pretoria’s fullback Justin Cross, the latter just on half-time.
The game livened up when Pretoria flyhalf Dylan Thompson ghosted through a gap, sprinting to score the first try of the game. This was converted, again by Cross, for a 10-6 lead.
Framesby forwards powered their way to the Pretoria line and, with some pick and go, keeping the ball in hand, prop Morne Prince forced his way over. The conversion was taken by Andre Gerber to put the Eastern Cape side back into a 13-10 lead.
Light drizzle made the ball slippery, but Framesby managed to hold on to their narrow three-point lead in an evenly contested and exciting contest.
Hoërskool Framesby: Try Morne Prince; Conversion Andre Gerber; Penalties Peter Scholtz (2)
Pretoria Boys High: Try Dylan Thompson; Conversion Justin Cross; Penalty Justin Cross
Day 1 – Thursday 29 March
Kearsney College 25 – 26 HTS Middelburg; Queen’s College 10 – 14 Pretoria Boys High; Glenwood 29 – 26 HTS Drostdy; Dale College 5 – 15 Hoërskool Framesby; Selborne 13 – 16 DHS; Welkom Gimnasium 28 – 3 Hoërskool Noord-Kaap
Day 2 – Saturday 31 March
09h30 Hoërskool Framesby – Pretoria Boys High; 10h45 DHS – Queen’s College; 12h00 Kearsney College – Hoërskool Noord-Kaap; 13h15 Glenwood – Dale College; 14h30 HTS Drostdy – Welkom Gimnasium; 15h45 Selborne – HTS Middelburg
Day 3 – Monday 17 April
09h30 Glenwood – Welkom Gimnasium; 10h45 Hoërskool Noord-Kaap – Hoërskool Framesby; 12h00 HTS Middelburg – Queen’s College; 13h15 DHS – Dale College; 14h30 HTS Drostdy – Selborne; 15h45 Kearsney College – Pretoria Boys High