Varsity Cup – FNB UCT Ikeys Beat FNB NWU Eagles In Thrilling Encounter

 

FNB UCT Ikeys saw off FNB NWU Eagles 32-18 in a thrilling encounter at the Fanie du Toit Sports Ground in Potchefstroom.

Ikeys began the game in a dominant fashion with left wing Ntokozo Makhaza landing a penalty in the first five minutes. A drop goal by the Eagles’ Zinedine Robinson made it even before Ntokozo Makhaza scored another penalty to restore the lead for the visitors.

Tian Van Zyl scored the first try of the game to give the Eagles the lead for the first time in the game. Duran Koevort then responded for the Ikeys with a try before another Makhaza penalty handed UCT a 14-8 lead at half-time.

The visitors began the second period in the same manner with Koevort’s second try and yet another penalty by Makhaza. Mpho Kubheka reduced the deficit with a try for NWU moments after coming on.

A brilliant run by Rethabile Louw saw him distributing to Mika Schubert who scored in the corner for Ikeys. Calvin Clark scored a try in the dying minutes of the game for the Eagles but it was too late as yet another penalty by Makhaza sealed an emphatic victory for UCT.

Scorers:
FNB UCT Ikeys: Tries: Duran Koevort (2), Mika Schubert. Penalties: Ntokozo Makhaza (5).
FNB NWU Eagles: Tries: Tian van Zyl, Mpho Kubheka, Calvin Clack. Drop Goal: Zinedine Robinson.

FNB Player That Rocks: Reynhardt Crous (FNB UCT Ikeys)

Teams:

FNB UCT Ikeys: 1 Luthando Solomon Woji, 2 Keagan Jordan Blanckenberg, 3 John Kelly Ifechukwu Okonkwo, 4 Reynhardt Wouter Crous, 5 Johan Van Rhyn, 6 Siphumezo Dyonase, 7 Taariq Mohammed Kruger, 8 Laro Delport, 9 Asad Moos, 10 Alexander Vermeulen, 11 Ntokozo Sibusiso Makhaza, 12 Jonathan Roche, 13 Joshua Michael Boulle, 14 Rethabile Donovan Louw, 15 Duran Ryan Koevort.

FNB NWU Eagles: 1 Matome Molebogeng Manyama, 2 Chyle Van Zyl, 3 Ntobeko Thabiso Shezi, 4 Stephan Krugel, 5 Franco Marais, 6 Hennie Du Randt, 7 Tian Van Zyl, 8 Marvelous Mashimbyi, 9 Aphelele Emihle Madaka, 10 Zinedine Robinson,11 Naiden Jaarts, 12 Arnoldus Christiaan Vlok, 13 Matthew Luke Fortuin, 14 Joubert Schoeman, 15 Luan Jacobus Van Der Walt.