SACS 19 – 13 HOERSKOOL FRAMESBY
SACS from Cape Town probably deserved their first half lead of 8-3 against Framesby from Port Elizabeth in the final game of the first day of the festival. SACS had the major portion of possession and territory, but Framesby defended well.
Framesby fought back to go into the lead, but SACS replied with another penalty to snatch the lead again. On the stroke of full-time SACS scored once again for a hard fought 19-13 win.
After initial pressure from Framesby when SACS prevented them crossing the line, SACS surged into the Framesby half for the first time. A good run by right wing Zolanki Masembathe took play to five metres from the Framesby line. Following the line-out, a ruck ensued which saw flank Kyle Coles going over for a 5-0 lead.
A Framesby penalty by fullback Riaan van Rensburg opened their tally but SACS again moved to five points ahead when centre Jordy Hop converted a penalty giving SACS an 8-3 lead at the break.
Shortly after the break SACS were given another penalty, which Hop converted to extend the lead to 8 points.
Framesby centre Leslie Sharp rounded off a good line movement to score in the corner. They followed with a second try, this time by Michael Whittock, after Sharp had made the initial running to give Framesby a 13-11 lead.
Hop put SACS back into the lead with a penalty and in the final seconds flank Liam Larkan scored after a ruck, to give SACS a 19-13 victory.
SACS: Tries Coles, Larkan; Penalty: Hop (3)
Framesby: Tries Sharp, Whittock; Penalty Van Rensburg
All Photos by TRACEY VAN DEN AARDWEG