KES started their 2010 season with a 28-19 win over Pretoria Boys High on Saturday.
In 2009, KES were one game away from an unbeaten season but lost 13-11 to Boys High in the season’s last fixture. But the former avenged the defeat with a convincing home win last weekend.
Wing Senzo Tshabalala starred for KES as he grabbed a hat-trick. Wing Burt Fraser also crossed the chalk while scrumhalf Ruan van Rensburg added one conversion and flyhalf Kazlo Holtzhausen converted two penalties.
Head coach Carl Spilhaus, however, believes his team can perform better.
‘I’m happy with a winning start to the year but we need to be more clinical,’ Spilhaus told keo.co.za. ‘Our defence was great but we were lacking at times in attack. We could have scored more points if we had taken our opportunities.’
Spilhaus added that KES should improve as the season progresses.
‘We are an inexperienced 1st XV squad. We only have three players over from last year [Holtzhausen, flank Christian Kazadi and centre Lonwabo Ntleki]. But the boys should get better with more experience.’
KES’ next two outings will be against Jeppe away on Wednesday (17 March) and St Alban’s at home the week after (24 March).
By Gareth Duncan