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Welkom Gim defeat Donkies after upping performance in second-half

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 20 April 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

NewsGHTSDrostdyA low-scoring first half between HTS Drostdy and Welkom Gim saw the boys from Worcester 9-5 in the lead after three penalties by Carlton Pietersen.  It was a try by hooker Martley Bayman that gave Welkom their points.

The second half began with a second try by Bayman, his third of the festival, to put Welkom in front again.  Wing Angelo Olivier showed good pace in rounding the cover defence to score again for Welkom, this time converted by fullback Marchall Andrews, to increase the lead to 17-9.

Drostdy came right back when centre Zach le Roux got over in the corner, converted by Pietersen, to narrow the deficit to one point 16-17.

Welkom managed to move the ball rapidly to the left, finding fullback Andrews and he beat the defence to score in the corner.  Flank Macneil Matthews took over the kicking duties from Andrews and showed good skill converting from the touchline, giving his team a cushion and a 24-16 lead.

With three minutes remaining, Welkom centre Keith van Aswegen beat the defenders with good pace to increase the lead to 29-16.  A final penalty by Andrews completed a 32-16 win by Welkom.


Drostdy: Try Le Roux; Conversion Pietersen; Penalties Pietersen (3)

Welkom: Tries Andrews, Van Aswegen, Olivier, Bayman (2); Conversion Andrews; Penalties Andrews, Matthews


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