Kearsney Festival Result: Westville vs Pearson High

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Westville vs Pearson
Westville wing Unathi Mlotshwa in the game against Pearson High

KEARSNEY FESTIVAL DAY 2, MATCH 2. 

RESULT:  WESTVILLE BOYS’ HIGH 18 – 11 PEARSON HIGH

Pearson High School fell 11-18 to Westville Boys’ High in their festival opener on the second match of Day 2.

Westville had been downed in the rain by Rondebosch Boys’ 31-10 on Day 1 and were looking to bounce back with an improved display against the side from Summerstrand, Gqeberha. In the end, Unathi Mlotshwa’s goal kicking was vital for Njabulo Zulu’s troops, whose solid showing on defence set the tone for their win.

For Pearson, who face a mighty Day 3 challenge in the form of Durban High School, creating more chances with ball in hand will be a priority going forward after a rather subdued showing on Saturday morning.

Westville’s Mlotshwa broke the deadlock with a penalty 10-minutes into the encounter, before a fine break and finish from barnstorming midfielder Michael Satade extended their lead. In a match where genuine attacking opportunities were few and far between, Satade’s score was a major moment.

Caleb Friskin nailed a penalty for Pearson’s first points as both outfits struggled to gain a clear foothold in the game.

Friskin and Mlotshwa were on target with further penalties before a rare flurry of chances resulted in Denilo Jordaan and Jadrian Afrikaner dotting down for their respective teams, with Westville hanging onto their lead until the final whistle.

Point scorers

Westville Boys’ High School

Tries: Satade, Afrikaner  Cons: Mlotshwa  Pens: Mlotshwa (2)

Pearson High School

Tries: Jordaan Pens: Friskin (2)

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