Grey College “Stumble” To A Comprehensive Win Against Menlopark

Grey College had a very slow start to the game as Menlopark seemingly had all the answers to questions asked by Grey College. Grey College as expected did win with relative ease (51-19), however, this performance will not be good enough against some of the top schools in South Africa.

06:28 Grey College converted a penalty to take an early lead. (03-00)

13:50 Mennlopark converted a penalty to level scores (03-03)

At this stage, the match was balanced on a knife's edge. Menlopark 100% in the game.

15:32 Grey College started to up the speed of play. A first try gave them a 08-03 lead.

18:56 Another try within 3 minutes of Grey's first. The cracks started to show. (15-03)

22:24 Menlo converted their second penalty. (15-06)

23:36 Another try by Grey College after great interplay between backs and forwards. The speed of play by Grey too much for Menlopark. (20-06)

31:18 Menlo converted their 3rd penalty. (20-09)

34:56 Power running by Grey College resulted in their 4th try. (27-09)

A halftime score that does compliment the Menlopark's defence. Grey College threatens to run away with the game at this stage. Kudos for great defence by Menlopark.

41:31 A intercept by Menlopark in their own 22m leads to a brilliant individual try by Gilarmo Links. (27-14)

49:15 Grey College was happy to lose structure in an attempt to score tries. It is working. (32-14)

53:06 The dam wall broke as Grey scored their 6th try. (37-14)

54:45 Grey College scored their 7th try. (44:14)
60:57 Grey College scored their 8th try. (51:14)

66:25 A gutsy Menlopark never gave up and a well-deserved try made the score a bit more respectable. (51-19)

Grey College: Tries: Juandre Breytenbach (2), Diego Lottering (2), Jean Else, Fergo Vergottini, Caleb Abrahams, Another. Conversions: Jean Smith (4). Penalty: Jean Smith.
Menlopark: Tries: Gilarmo Links, Nathan Mong. Penalty: Shaun Calitz (3)