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Graeme College sport report against Nico Malan

Jun 5, 2017
Graeme College sport report against Nico Malan

The Graeme College 1st XI hockey side had a pleasing 2-0 win over Nico Malan on Friday. Nico Malan did well to stay in the game, after Graeme had scored in the first 2 minutes of the match through Seth Faltain.

The second half started in the same fashion with Libowethu Feni converting in clinical fashion. Graeme dominated most of the possession but turnovers in midfield meant that Nico Malan were always given chances to counter attack, where they looked dangerous. Both schools are still growing the sport, and it was a good contest between the schools.

Graeme College faced Nico Malan in Grahamstown on Saturday the 3 rd of May. After the 12-12 draw between these two teams in Humansdorp last year one would’ve expected another tight encounter, however it was the complete opposite as Graeme dominated proceedings to record a 46-10 victory.

The Graeme College 1st XV was relentless in the first half as they played with the wind and Nico 

Malan struggled to get out of their own half. Even though Graeme did make some unforced errors early on in the game they soon got into their running and produced some moments of brilliance as they led 27-0 at the break. Nico Malan struck back twice early on in the 2 nd half to bring the score back to 27-10. Thereafter Graeme crossed the try line three times to make the final score 46-10.

Matthew Robertson and Phely Ngoma each crossed the try line twice while Bukhosi Mhlambiso had a great game for Graeme scoring 21 points. Graeme College will take confidence from the game and look forward to the challenge against Queens College next Saturday.

Summary of Results:


1st vs Nico Malan won 2-0

2nd vs Kingswood lost 2-0

u14a vs Nico Malan  won 4-0

Junior School Rugby

U9A lost 38-14
U11D lost 27-10
U11C lost 7-0
U11B lost 5-0
U11A lost 17-5
U13D lost 34-5
U13C lost 28-19
U13B won 24-5
U13A lost 54-5

High School Rugby

U14B lost 40-5

U14a lost 19-29
U15B lost 34-12

U15A lost 32-24
U16B won 32-17
U16A lost 43-0
3rd won 60-12
2nd won 34-12
1st won 46-10