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College rugby teams celebrated their birthdays over the weekend

Aug 7, 2018
College rugby teams celebrated their birthdays over the weekend

It was a very relaxed weekend, as most of the Graeme rugby teams had a bye. The junior hockey team had a great game and managed to beat Oatlands 3-0 on Friday.

The senior hockey sides travelled to Port Elizabeth and met up with Alexander Road. Our u15A side struggled a little against an impressive Alex team, and went down 5-0.

The 1st XI had to match the Alex intensity in the opening exchanges but then found a good rhythm. Alex deserved to score at the end of the first half, and probably were justifiably 1-0 up at the break.

As per usual, the Graeme side came out with a much better second half performance and turned the game on its head.

They dominated the best chances from there, although Alex always looked dangerous on attack. Graeme scored early in the half with a sublime and clinical finish by Jeremy Beyleveld.

The game itself was on a knife-edge with either team able to clinch victory. Graeme thought they had done enough to win it when Lubabalo Mbenga scored with three minutes to go.

Unfortunately one of the umpires thought he had seen an infringement, and after a discussion, the goal was disallowed.

Graeme then clicked into another gear and almost scored twice more in the final few exchanges. In the end, neither team probably deserved to lose the match, and the final score of 1-1 was not a bad reflection of the contest.

A few rugby teams travelled down to the coast to join the Port Alfred enjoy their birthday celebrations. There were mixed results which included some great fixtures. The u11A side won 31-0 and the u15A side was probably a little one-sided with Graeme winning 44-0.

The Graeme 3rds had a great game which ended in a 8-8 draw with the Port Alfred 2nds. If not more entertaining, the Graeme 2nds who took on the Port Alfred 1st XV crated a superb spectator exhibition. The Port Alfred 1st XV eventually scraped a dramatic last gasp victory, winning 33-32.


Hockey Results:

GC u13A vs Oatlands              Won 3-0


u15a vs Alex u14A                   Lost 5-0

GC 1st vs Alex Road 1st            Drew  1-1


Jnr Rugby Results vs Port Alfred

U11A                                       won 31-0

Snr Rugby Results vs Port Alfred

U15A                                       won  44—

3rd XV  vs PA 2nds                    drew 8-8

2nds XV vs PA 1st XV                lost 32-33