Glenwood scrape through against EG Jansen at KERF2019

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NewsGDuaneBloem School of Rugby | Glenwood scrape through against EG Jansen at KERF2019 - School of RugbyIn a hard-fought physical encounter between Glenwood and Dr EG Jansen, back after missing last year, the game was on a knife edge for the last quarter. Glenwood went into a slender one-point lead for a brief period before EG Jansen snatched it back. Glenwood did not give up and scored in the final seconds to win the nail-biter.

The first half was just three minutes old when EG Jansen centre Duane Bloem burst through to score and, with a good conversion by Kyle Potgieter, saw the visitors from Boksburg 7-0 in front.

They extended their lead midway through the half when flyhalf Potgieter saw the defence open in front of him, allowing a dot down under the uprights for an easy conversion and a 14-0 lead.

Glenwood did not lie down and came back to score in the last seconds of the half, when centre Lehlohonolo Litabe dived over, converted by Jordan Hendrikse, for a 7-14 score at half time.

The game was played at a fast pace, and the tackles were ferocious, which led to handling mistakes by both sides. A kick ahead by EG Jansen, a mistake in the defence in the red zone and prop forward Branden Pienaar stormed over for a try. The conversion was surprisingly missed but EG Jansen was 19-7 up.

Glenwood moved the ball through a number of hands; and it was centre Martino van Wyk who managed to get over the line, converted by Hendrikse, who added a penalty shortly after Glenwood to trail by just two points at 17-19.

A long 40m penalty by Hendrikse put Glenwood into a 20-19 lead with five minutes remaining.

EG Jansen came storming back when hooker Kyle Pepler ran 40m down the touchline to score a converted try in the corner, and with that, the lead changed back to EG Jansen 26-20.

Glenwood was determined and with time up on the clock they fed the ball left and Steven Gibb went over in the corner. Hendrickse needed to thread the needle from the touchline, and this he did to give Glenwood a 27-26 win in an outstandingly exciting finish.

Scorers: 

Glenwood 27 () - Tries: Martino van Wyk, Litabe, Steven Gibb. Conversions: Jordan Hendrickse (3). Penalties: Hendrikse (2). EG Jansen 26 () - Tries: Kyle Potgieter, Branden Pienaar, Duane Bloem, Kyle Pepler. Conversions: Potgieter (3).

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