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Graeme College vs Gill College derby overview

APRIL 24, 2017
Graeme College vs Gill College derby overview

The Graeme College 1st XV returned from the Easter festival after a number of good performances in Johannesburg. 

They would’ve wanted to produce much of the same quality on their home field, which is exactly what they did against Gill College on Somerset Field this past Saturday. 

Graeme scored from the first play of the day to set the tone for the game ahead.  Graeme seemed to have the upper hand even though they left a few try scoring opportunities out there in the first half.  Graeme led 22-12 at half time after Gill scored an intercept try just before the break.

In the second half, all the Graeme passes seemed to go to hand and they blew the Gill team away with some superb attacking skills.  Running the ball from everywhere the Graeme side seemed unstoppable as they piled on the tries to run out eventual winners 70-22.

Graeme love the fixture against Gill because it sees both Junior and Senior teams playing together. Gill seemed to edge Graeme in the Junior School games, while Graeme ended on top this year, in the Senior School games.

Summary of Results:

U9A won 45 - 0, U11A lost 19-17, U11B won 22 - 5, U13B won 39 - 0, U13A lost 29-24, U14A won 55-0, U15A won 46-7, U16A won 29-5, 2nds won 60-0. 1st won 77 - 22

Hockey:

1st XI vs Merrifield Drew 3-3, vs Port Alfred won 4-1

2nd XI Hockey lost 3-2 vs Port Alfred