St Andrew’s win battle of Saints
- 17 Apr 2014
St Andrew's beat St Benedict's 43-24 on day one of the St Stithians Easter Festival.
The latter were first to score, through a penalty, but St Andrew's then began to dominate.
They opened their account when wing Courtney Archer slipped a few tackles to dive over the line, followed by another five-pointer from Anthony Dakin.
St Benedict's looked out of their depth with St Andrew's centre Robbie Ball running in a double in the space of a few minutes to give his team a 26-3 lead.
After their fourth try, from Grant Dixie, St Andrew's made a string of substitutions and St Benedict's spotted an opportunity, immediately hitting back with a converted try of their own.
Ball then grabbed his hat-trick and Archer a second, while there would be two further scores for St Benedict's.
In other results, Hilton College sneaked past SACS 24-23, after scores were level 13-13 at half-time, Maritzburg eased past Linden 29-15, St Stithians came from behind to edge Windhoek 16-10 and Wynberg won 29-7 against Helpmekaar.
Day 1 results:
Hilton 24 SACS 23
Maritzburg 29 Linden 15
St Benedict's 24 St Andrew's 43
St Stithians 16 Windhoek 10
Wynberg 29 Helpmekaar 7
Day 2 fixtures:
Wynberg vs Linden (10:45)
St Benedict's vs Windhoek (12:05)
Helpmekaar vs SACS (13:25)
Maritzburg vs St Andrew's (14:45)
St Stithians vs Hiton (16:15)
Day 3 fixtures:
St Benedict's vs Helpmekaar (10:25)
St Stithians vs SACS (11:45)
Linden vs Windoek (13:10)
Hilton vs St Andrew's (14:30)
Maritzburg vs Wynberg (15:30)
Photo: St Stithians
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