MATCH REPORT: The Fourths vs False Bay 4ths

This past Friday saw an exciting double header take place at Villagers as The Fourths.com took on False Bay 4ths and Shebeen Boys taking on MC Marais.

Some say it was a dress rehearsal for the bigger Double Header happening later this month, and boy the lads certainly didn’t disappoint.

The Fourths were still looking for the first win of the season, and with the hope that playing on the A field will fire the guys up even more, the boys took to the field.

The Bay were not holding back as they came into the game ready to rumble and it was a fierce battle for the opening 10 minutes or so.

Unfortunately for the home team, our tackling skills let us down again as the Bay scored 2 quick tries to go ahead 14 – 0 with about 25 minutes gone.

The Fourths finally got some good ball and territory and off a set piece setup by the forwards, the backs were finally able to run it and after a great run by Postman Foxy, a delicate little offload to Corky who drew in 2 defenders while getting over the advantage line, popped a Sonny Bill pass out the back door to his fellow winger Sarge who took on the remaining 2 defenders, and will the help from Corky and Foxy made his may over the try line for the home sides first try of the game. The conversion was unfortunately missed and that brought an end to an exciting 1st half.

The 2nd half didn’t get off to the start the boys wanted, as some sloppy attempts to try tackle their forwards saw them work their way from 60m out and eventually given out wide to their winger who dotted down in the corner. The conversion was good and the bay took a 21 – 5 lead.

Not too long after that and totally against the run of play, their backline lost the ball from a set move and our inside centre Corky gathered the loose ball and sprinted 55m or so to score under the poles to take the score to 21 – 12 with about 15minutes remaining.

There were some tired bodies out there for the last part of the game, and it took it’s toll when the bay got their bonus point try with some slick backline play, scoring in the corner and taking a 26 – 12 lead.

With about 5 minutes to play the boys got their second wind and after some impressive rolling mauls by the forwards and a few quick tap penalties, our flyhalf for the day Spiby managed to duck under some defenders and score what was going to be the last points of the evening.

The final result was 26 – 17 in favour of the Bay, and the boys from Brookside are still waiting to get that W under the belts.

Once again, thanks again to all the supporters who came down to watch and enjoy what is fast becoming a new trend at Villagers, which is breaking all sorts of records behind the bar.

Until next time.

Sarge