Kearsney Festival Result: Marlow vs Northern Cape

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Marlow point scorer Gideon Jordaan in the game against Noord-Kaap

 

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KEARSNEY EASTER FESTIVAL RESULT DAY 3, MATCH 1

HOëR LANDBOUSKOOL MARLOW 30 – 26 HOëRSKOOL NOORD-KAAP

Gideon Jordaan’s personal tally of 20-points lifted Hoër Landbouskool Marlow to a 30-26 win over Hoërskool Noord-Kaap in the first game of the final day of this year’s Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival.

Neither side had yet tasted victory on Stott field, meaning this one was always going to be decided by the slimmest of margins. As it turned out, mature decision-making and the accurate goal-kicking of flyhalf Jordaan proved the difference for the boys from the Karoo, in a match set by quintessential Botha’s Hill mist.

Jonaden Links opened the scoring for Noord-Kaap after accelerating in from close range, but Marlow pulled a penalty back through the boot of Jordaan. The Kimberley-based side were as physical as ever at set piece time and were awarded a penalty try after Marlow illegally brought down a driving maul just out from their try line.

Jordaan knocked over another penalty, before crossing the whitewash himself, with his ensuing conversion and another penalty pushing Marlow out to a 16-14 half-time lead.

Loosehead Hermanus Steyn’s try just after the break gave Marlow a big psychological bump, and a further score to No 8 Jan Els placed them well in control.

An Abdul Fisher touchdown kept Noord-Kaap in the game, before they were awarded their second penalty try of the morning, following a high hit by Els on Bjorn Olfinger. It was too little too late, however, as Marlow hung on for an important win.

Point scorers:

Hoër Landbouskool Marlow

Tries: Jordaan, Steyn, Els Cons: Jordaan (3) Pens: Jordaan (3) Yellow card: Els

Hoërskool Noord-Kaap

Tries: Links, penalty try, Fisher, penalty try Cons: Fisher

Photographer: Hannah Shirley

You tube clips below of some game highlights:

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