Photo: Tracey van den Aardweg
FRAMESBY 6 – 31 EG JANSEN
With the Sharks match and conditions becoming quite dark, the crowd had thinned for the final match of the second day between Dr EG Jansen and Framesby.
Within the first five minutes EG Jansen had scored a brace of tries, both by wing Franklin Wagner, but neither were converted. Expectations of the 10-0 early lead were that this was to be a big scoring game. Framesby however beefed up their defence and EG Jansen did not get over the line again. Scrumhalf Wayne Moss succeeded with two penalties for Framesby to trail 6-10 at the break.
Conditions were darkening, thunder peeling in the background and rain threatening but still Framesby held on despite Jansen’s numerous assaults into the 22m area. For five minutes they were reduced to 14 men after a yellow card.
Hendre Stassen, playing on the flank instead of his normal position at lock, drove over following a line-out with 14 minutes remaining. Henry Pike added the two points to stretch the lead to 17-6.
It looked as though the flood gates would open when flank Dylan van der Walt peeled off from a line-out to score under the uprights. Pike increased the tally to 24-6 following the conversion. Despite some rain falling it took another 10 minutes before full-back David Mostert scored in the corner. It was converted by Pike for a 31-6 win, with Framesby’s never-say-die attitude prevailing until the very end.
Framesby: W Moss 6 (2 penalties)
EG Jansen: F Wagner 10 (2 tries); H Stassen 5 (1 try); D vd Walt 5 (1 try); H Pike 6 (3 conversions); D Mostert 5 (1 try)