|OH, Matabeleland share spoils|
|Saturday, 08 September 2012 21:42|
Matabeleland Warriors . . . . . . .(0) 12
Old Hararians and Matabeleland Warriors yesterday both conspired to produce one of the worst displays of rugby seen this season which cast serious doubt of their abilities to clinch the Lion Lager Rugby title that winds down in approximately three weeks.
It needed over an hour for any action to be seen either side, as the visitors surged ahead in the 65th minute courtesy of some power play from loose-head prop Kudzai Mudzekenyedzi who bulldozed his way past OH forwards after taking an early penalty.
After winning their own penalty inside the Warriors’ 22, Makwanya took advantage of the opposition’s slack reaction and passed the ball to Jessep who in turn crossed the line with brute force.
First was a moment of shear brilliance as his interplay with Carl Peters saw the two make light work of Matabeleland Warriors’ backs resulting in him touching down at the corner for the advantage at the stroke of full time.
Unfortunately the resultant kick saw Tutani then fumble the ball which was pounce upon by an onrushing Percy Ncube who in turn crossed the line before Sibanda ensured the two teams share the spoils with a his conversion.
But woeful as they were , the Old Boys still sauntered on to the semi-finals and will meet Harare Sports Club in a treat reserved for the weekend at HSC while Old Georgians travel to Bulawayo for a date with Matabeleland Warriors.