Nelspruit Win Try-fest Against Noord Kaap

Nelspruit attacked from the kickoff. Flyhalf Gates from Nelspruit the man to score the first try of the match (7-0). With only 7 minutes of the first half gone, Nelspruit used the forwards to maul over the Noord Kaap tryline (14-0).

Noord Kaap struck back immediately after a kick by Noord Kaap which could not be controlled by Nelspruit (7-14).

Nelspruit converted a penalty with 15 minutes left on the clock (17-7) in the first half.

With Nelspuit unable to control another educated kick of Noord Kaap Keanan van Wyk scored Noord Kaap's second try. Nelspruit in the lead with 12 minutes to go (12-17)

Poor defence by Nelspruit allowed Noord Kaap's captain Mothlade to score his team's 3rd try with great footwork a power (17-17).

Noord Kaap and Nelspruit still trying to dominate each other in a very physical game. Nelspruit played the more structured game while Noord Kaap loved the opportunities when gameplan and structure was not in play.

Halftime: Noord Kaap 17-17 Nelspruit

The first points of the second half came from great work by Noord Kaap's backline. With three minutes gone in the second half, it was Leandro van Rooyen who scored in the corner. Noord Kaap in the lead for the first time in the match.

Henru vd Merwe scored Nelspruit's third try to level scores (24-24). With 25 minutes left in the second half, both sides are willing to give the ball a lot of air. The score (24-24) a true reflection of the game at that stage.

Another try by Nelspruit gave them the lead back with 22 minutes left of the match (31-24). A penalty converted by Nelspruit (34-24) with 18 minutes to go. Two late penalties by Nelspruit's Gates gave Nelspruit a win with 40-24.

Nelspruit used their opportunities to score better than what Noord Kaap did. A try fest with the players running out of air during the last 20 minutes of the game.

Fulltime: Nelspruit 37-24 Noord Kaap.

Noord Kaap: Tries: Elrick Kok, Keanan van Wyk, Moemagare Mothlodi, Leandro van Rooyen. Conversions: Breyton Daniels. Moemagare Mothlodi.
Nelspruit: Tries: Cristiaan Gates, Quin van Zyl, Henru vd Merwe, Werner Geldenhuys. Conversions: Christiaan Gates (4). Penalties: Christiaan Gates (4).