AFTER losing their first two games, Spring Rose will be hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when they travel to Oudtshoorn to lock horns with Bridgton at the Bridgton sports grounds tomorrow.
The New Brighton side will fancy their chances of claiming a first victory in the national competition after coming agonizingly close in their last outing against East London’s Kempston Old Selbornians. They lost 20-19.
In their opening game, Rose dominated against defending champions Gap Despatch, but failed to penetrate their defence. They would have learnt from their rookie mistakes of always wanting to run the ball, instead of gaining territory and taking kickable penalties instead of going for the tryline.
Rose have been playing well in the competition, but they have failed to capitalise on the chances they create.
Bridgton, who were humiliated 54-7 by Despatch in their second game, will also be looking to redeem themselves against Rose. Despatch, who have already qualified for the Easter playoffs, are not in action this week. – Mkhululi Ndamase