Green Machine shock Wit Bulle
4 Aug 2009
Glenwood claimed a major scalp when they beat Affies 21-10 in Pretoria last Saturday.
More than 500 Glenwood boys and 50 staff members travelled up for the game, which was played in hail and sleet. The main field soon turned into a mud bath and both teams struggled to hold on to the ball.
Affies drew first blood from a penalty, with Fred Zeilinga levelling the scores soon afterwards. The Glenwood flyhalf controlled the game well and his tactical kicking kept Affies pinned in their own half.
The Green Machine scored their first try when loose forward Francois Kleinhans gathered a wayward kick at the back and ran into Affies’ 22m area. The ball went through several phases before Kleinhans powered over to give his side an 8-3 lead.
Glenwood extended their lead soon after the break when Kleinhans straightened the line before passing to fullback Pieter Oosthuizen, who dived over in the corner. Scrumhalf Ettiene Beneke then took a quick tap before passing to prop John Roy Jenkinson, whose try made it 18-3.
Zeilinga then kicked a penalty in terrible conditions to take the score to 21-3, before the Wit Bulle scored a great try to make it 21-10 with 10 minutes to play. However, Zeilinga had the last say with a drop goal from 30m out.