It was a case of second vs third in a juicy, SLB, u20 encounter between hosts, Goodwood and the traveling Villager Vikings. Both teams demanding a win to stay in touch with the high flying Brackenfell side, topping the table.
In arguably their most composed performance of the season, the Vikings lead from start to finish, running in seven, exciting tries, entertaining the loyal traveling supporters. Allie Williams got the scoreboard ticking with a well executed penalty set piece, just short of the opposition line. Dillan Ranger with the two points. Tries from the strong running Junaide Christians and the Griquas bound, Joel Murphy, allowed the the boys from Brookside to go into the second half 19 – 7 leaders.
The early exchanges of the second half saw the home team come out firing, recording an early score to which Villager responded almost immediately through a Dan Searle touchdown. Another home team score preceded a purple patch for Villager as their superior fitness saw them take control of matters and score some long distance tries through Damion Spalding, Jason Marcus and Tristan de Gouveia. Between Ranger, Marcus and Ash Reid, the extra points were added.
An emphatic 47 – 17 win was just reward for the hard work being put in at training. Special mention must be made of the yeoman work done by the pack, to secure good, clean ball for the backs to dazzle. Next week sees the guys take on SLA stalwarts, Hamiltons, in the rescheduled “Derby Day” fixture.
Tries: Allie Williams, Junaide Christians, Joel Murphy, Dan Searle, Damion Spalding, Jason Marcus and Tritan de Gouveia.
Cons: Dillan Ranger (4), Jason Marcus, Ash Reid.
Goodwood u20 17 – 47 VFC u20