A close game for Kearsney and Glenwood
Glenwood and Kearsney were closely matched as the rivals kicked off. Scoring the first points of the game, Kearsney put some serious pressure on the home team.
Glenwood’s strong defence and consistent pressure helped the home team gain some much needed possession, but a lapse in concentration allowed Kearsney the first points of the game through an intercept try by the Kearsney number 10 in the 14th minute and with the conversion Kearsney took a 7-0 lead. Slowly it proved that Glenwood’s skill may have a part to play as Glenwood used their string forwards to go through a number of phases and their persistent attack paid off with a try of their own, which came from a sniping run from Flanker Jonothan O’Neill and the safe boot of Maarten Holtzhausen tied the game up at 7-7 at half time.
After the half-time break Kearsney stood strong in defence as Glenwood had multiple crash balls still not allowing Glenwood through, Glenwood’s constant battering at the Kearsney’s try line finally proved fruitful when Glenwood’s big lock JJ Van Der Mescht went over to score Glenwood’s second try and in tough windy conditions Maarten Holtzhausen still proved clinical as he took the score to 14-7 in Glenwood’s favour. With big tackles from both sides, Glenwood eventually wrapped up the game as the their fly half Frankce Botha made a clean line break which beat Kearsney’s resilient defence one more time. Glenwood gained a 19-7 lead and a quick kick by Maarten Holzthausen on the stroke of full time gave the Glenwood team a 21 -7 victory against a well organised and strong Kearsney team.