Kearsney lock out Dale for first win

Hosts Kearsney beat Dale 24-19 in a thrilling contest on day two of their Easter festival.

The opening 20 minutes were marred by ill-discipline from Dale and Kearsney flyhalf Tristan Tedder slotted three penalty goals, while scrumhalf James Hall nailed a long-range effort, giving the home side a handy 12-0 lead.

Tedder then produced a moment of individual brilliance to go in under the poles for a converted try. Dale would eventually get on the scoreboard just before half-time; flank Siyanda Am finding the tryline and flyhalf Courtney Winnaar adding the extras.

Both sides had a rather slow start after the break, but quick ball from a turnover sparked a Kearsney counter-attack and wing David Zondi scored their second try.

Two quick tries by Buntu Ponono and Luyolo Khuse brought the team from King William’s Town within five points of their hosts, but try as they might Dale weren’t able to break Kearsney’s excellent defence in the final minutes. 

Day 2 results:

Selborne 21 Framesby 13
HTS Middelburg 43 Nico Malan 22
Kearsney 24 Dale 19
Glenwood 31 Dr EG Jansen 18
Grey College 32 Westville 20
Affies 14 Monument 36

Day 3 fixtures:

Nico Malan vs Dale (9:30)
Glenwood vs Framesby (10:45)
Westville vs Selborne (12:00)
Affies vs HTS Middelburg (13:15)
Grey College vs Monument (14:30)
Kearsney vs Dr EG Jansen (15:45)

Photo: Tracey van den Aardweg/Kearsney College

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