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Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:50

College Edged Out By Glenwood In a Thriller!~

Glenwood and Maritzburg College has habitually always been a closely challenged match, and today proved no different. It was a massively physical encounter and both teams displaying a solid resistance and good defense.

Maritzburg who have put a great deal of effort to get back to winning ways this season, were kept in the match via two missed penalties by Glenwood's No. 10, Fred Zeilinga and they led for most of the 1st half 0-3.

Yet the Green Machine were only warming up and minutes before the break J. Fouche rounded off a tremendous try and went over the white stuff in the corner to give Glenwood a moral boosting lead at halftime 5-3.

The second half was every bit as hard fought as the previous on and some strong mauling say the Glenwood forwards smashing over the College line as hooker Mtshali claimed a try. College however plugged away and kept in touch with a well struck penalty and against the run of play intercepted the ball to score a converted try to take a 13-10 lead.

From then on each team attacked and defended like trogons with little to choose between the two. After what was relentless offense work the Glenwood forwards managed to wear down College and Oelofse bounced over to score a try which was converted. Another successful penalty by College and they were out to a 20-13 lead and the game was theirs to lose.

And how close they nearly came too! Maritzburg refused to lie down and fought with every ounce of strength they had left. 3 points was not going to be good enough for them as the pressed for a try which allowed Glenwood to concede countless penalties. In the vanishing seconds of the match College were camping on the Glenwood line and were cruelly let down by a handling mistake to leave the final score at 20-13 to the "Berea Burgers."

It was a great game of rugby, played in good spirits and it is heartening to see College competing so well against the Glenwood powerhouse.

 

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