PORT Elizabeth’s David Livingstone High fought back ferociously in the closing stages to pip Dr Lemmer High from Rehoboth in Namibia 22-15 in their rugby clash in Schauderville at the weekend.
The sides produced an exciting encounter, with Livingstone getting home through four tries and a conversion. Livingstone fullback Mohammed Jacobs crossed for two tries, while Vinchanzo Rademeyer and Brandon Smith scored one each. Smith was named the man of the match after giving an impressive performance.
The visitors, however, have only themselves to blame for ending up on the losing side. They attacked constantly in the second half, but, besides missing goalable penalties, they failed to round off their movements at crucial stages of the match.
The provincial department of sport, arts and culture sponsored a trophy for the winning school.
Pearson v Alex Road
PEARSON beat Alexander Road 24-0 in their rugby clash at Alex.
The first half was a lethargic affair and produced no points. However, the bigger and stronger Pearson side wore Alex down in the second half, with prop Justin Antonie, flank Patrick Haynes and Siya Lawu scoring tries.
Fullback Nico Burden converted all three tries and added a penalty.
The point-scorers all had good games, along with hooker Jonathan Ford and centre Siwa Mandlakhe.
Alexander Road lock Seth Frieslaar and prop Masi Simayi were impressive for the home team.
DFM v Westering
DF MALHERBE were not at their best in a scrappy first half, but got into top gear in the second half on home ground to beat Westering 20-14.
Westering led 14-7 at half time after fullback Irshaad Potgieter scored two tries, cutting through the defence.
With forwards and backs combining better in the second half, Malherbe began to find the gaps in the defence.
Centre Brian Wolmerans got Malherbe regularly over the advantage line with his strong runs and flank Ruhan Dyason was a tower of strength in the lineouts.
Grey v Graeme
GREY High will host Grahamstown rivals Graeme in their annual encounter tomorrow.
The Grahamstown lads have struggled to match Grey in recent years, but they have a talented side this year and this should be an interesting and entertaining contest.
There will be nine matches altogether, starting at 1pm, with the first teams kicking off on the Philip field at 3.45pm.