OPPOSITION : UNION MILNERTON 3rd XV
VENUE : HOME
DATE: : 13TH AUG 2016
SCORE: : VILLAGES 13 – UNION MILNERTON 12
The day lived up to all the expectations, between the top teams of the league. The game started with a see-saw battle for domination, neither side given an inch. It was Uni-Mil who was awarded the first penalty of the match, the visitors missed the attempt.
It was a great comeback game for Aya Jolobe at flyhalf as his maturity, calmness and control brought the needed stability for the backline. It was through his magic that saw the home side cross the whitewash first. Aya made a clean break between the ten and twelve channel and managed to get his hands free to put Yusri Williams away in the left hand corner. Abdul Dollie converted, 7-0 to Villagers. Union Milnerton answered straight way with a well worked try. The number thirteen managed to get on the outside of the thirteen channel and put the wing away in left hand corner, 07-07. Five minutes before the half time break Villagers manage to put over a penalty by Abdul Dollie. Half time score 10-07 to Villagers.
The second half started with the same tempo as the first and it was the visitors to cross the white wash and take the lead for the first time in the game 10-12 to Union Milnerton. The rest of the game saw Villagers throw everything at the visitors. The home side was awarded a penalty directly in front of the post but Abdul Dollie decided to tap and go. Finally, sanity prevailed and the home side decided to kick to the poles. 13-12 to Villagers.
Final score: 13 -12 to Villagers
Tries: Yusri Williams
Conversions: Abdul Dollie
Penalties: x2 Abdul Dollie