KERF Match Report: Menlo Park vs Glenwood

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MENLO PARK 23 – 19 GLENWOOD

 

In another tight match, Glenwood faced Menlo Park.  During the first half the wind had dropped and conditions were good, but in the second half the wind again picked up with Menlo having it blowing behind them, only for it to die near the end of the match, which the Pretoria boys won narrowly.

 

Andell Loubser opened the scoring for Menlo Park with a penalty.  Some good play following alineout saw centre Donovan Durandt create a gap and he broke through to score, well converted by Jerome Bossr for a 7-3 lead.

 

Loubser then closed the gap with another three-pointer but, just before halftime, Glenwood fullback Jaydon Morgan scored in the corner to put his side 12-6 in front.

 

Three minutes into the second half, prop Roan Liebenberg used his bulk to get over following a ruck close to the try-line.  With the wind getting up again, Menlo gained territorial advantage.

 

Scrumhalf Stean Pienaar broke through to score close to the upright for an easy Loubser conversion and their lead extended to 201-12.  Loubser was again successful with a penalty, putting Menlo 11 points ahead.

 

Glenwood forced their way downfield and from a lineout mauled to the tryline for flank Austin Brummer to score.  A superb conversion by Bossr brought Glenwood to within four points of Menlo at 19-23 with five minutes remaining.   However Menlo Park held out for a good win, their first of the festival.

 

Point scorers:

Menlo Park: Tries: Liebenberg, Pienaar; Conversions: Loubser (2); Penalties: Loubser (3)

Glenwood: Tries: Du Randt, Morgan, Brummer; Conversions: Bossr (2)

 

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