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Graeme College sports report against Port Rex

MAY 15, 2017
Graeme College sports report against Port Rex

Graeme College hosted Port Rex for the first time in a full fixture. Port Rex probably found the going a little tough on the day, but Graeme were delighted to build on the good relationship between the two schools. 

The hockey kicked off the fixture on Friday night, with Port Rex winning the u14a game 1-0. The u16a game was drawn 1-1 and the GC first XI won their match 3-0. Graeme started the match in a very untidy fashion, and seemed to not have much of a plan with regards to pattern or plan.

They were incredibly lucky to not concede, as Port Rex did almost all the attacking in the first half. Half-time seemed to bring some composure to the Graeme side, and the match flipped completely, as they seemed to dominate possession and terrioty control. Graeme created numerous opportunities and eventually were indeed rewarded for much better play. Graeme scored three goals in the second half to secure the victory.

Graeme controlled most of the rugby fixtures, butt he 1st XV game was probably similar to the hockey fixture, and definitely could not be referred to as a great spectators match. Graeme though, did what they needed to do, and when they did find some rhythm, their backline looked exciting. 

The Graeme College 1stXV faced Port Rex 1stXV in Grahamstown on Saturday the 13 th of May. Graeme College were looking to fight back after their disappointing result against SAC the previous Saturday and they did just that with a convincing 42-5 win.

Graeme managed to score four unconverted tries in the first half to lead 20-0 at halftime. Graeme were dominating possession and with all that ball it was inevitable that they would cross the try line on a number of occasions. Wing OJ Basson crossed for a try and the entire front row – Athi Nkewana, Wonga Wakashe and Mijean Annandale also managed to score tries.

The second half continued in much the same fashion as wing Matthew Robertson crossed over for a try within the first 2min of the half. Port Rex then showed some good attacking skills to score a try of their own which made the score 25-5 at that point. Graeme scored a further three tries through Sivu Ngqiyaza, Cameron Amos and Soso Masakane.

Sivu Ngqiyaza converted one of the tries. Graeme will be satisfied with the performance and they will be looking forward to taking on an in- form Grey side this coming Wednesday Port Elizabeth in a mid-week fixture due to the provincial trials to be played on Saturday.

The Graeme Junior School had a big derby against St Andrews Prep, which started off with the u9 fixture. Graeme won 5 of the eight matches including an impressive 31-19 win in the u13A game.

GC Hockey vs Port Rex:

U14A lost 1-0

U16A drew 1-1

1st won 3-0

GC Junior vs SAC Prep:

U9A won 36-0

U11C won 39-0
U11B lost 17-5
U11A lost 21-0
U13D lost 15-12
U13C won 53-13
U13B won 46-0
U13A won 31-19

GC Senior vs Port Rex:

U14B won 17-10

U14A won 45-10
U15B won 15-10
U15A won 49-0
U16A won 43-24
3rds won 36-7
2nd won 59-7
1st won 42-5

Image: Graeme College 3rd XV celebrating their win.