KERF Match Report: Grey College vs EG Jansen

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The much anticipated penultimate game between unbeaten Grey College and Dr EG Jansen did not disappoint.  Place kicking became difficult with the swirling wind but it was Mario Vieira with twoconversions and a penalty that won the game for Grey as EG Jansen did score three tries to two by Grey.


The Bloemfontein boys had the better possession early on, but EG Jansen did not panic and it was a strong, determined run by flank Dylan van der Walt down the left touchline that eroded the Grey defence and put EG Jansen 5-0 in front.


Their second try resulted when wing Irvin Ali stormed over down the right flank to leave them 10-0 in front.  Grey finally got on the scoreboard when Mario Vieira kicked a penalty from straight in front, to leave the Free Staters 3-10 down at halftime.


After play had moved across the field it was lock Edwin Jansen who caught the Grey defence on the wrong foot as he dived over for the opening try of the second half and a 15-3 lead.  This is when Grey are their most dangerous and flank Johan Dippennaar drove over, well converted by Vieira for the gap to narrow to 10-15.  


With just under four minutes remaining Grey pressurised the Jansen line and it was centre PR Serfontein that forced his way over to equalise the scores.  Vieira had an easy conversion and Grey were ahead 17-15 for the first time in the match.


In a last ditch effort, EG Jansen’s Xander Crause attempted a long penalty kick but the wind drove it to the left.  Grey won – to remain the only unbeaten team at the 2015 Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival.


Point scorers:

Grey: Tries: Van der Walt, Ali, Jansen

EG Jansen: Tries: DippenaarSerfontein; Conversions: Vieira (2); Penalty: Vieira 


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