St Andrew’s win Border battle
18 May 2010
St Andrew’s scored two unanswered tries to beat Queen’s 21-6 last Saturday.
Having thrashed Graeme College 76-0 the previous weekend, St Andrew’s came into the game full of confidence, while Queen’s were looking to get their season back on track after successive losses to Grey PE and Selborne.
The match started at a frenetic pace with both teams prepared to run the ball from all parts of the field. But St Andrew’s had the upper hand in the contact situations and were rewarded with a try from hooker Dane van der Westhuyzen in the fourth minute although his conversion was charged down.
Queen’s responded with a penalty from flyhalf Joshua Stander but he would miss two opportunities later in the half that could have given his team the lead at the break.
St Andrew’s opened the second-half scoring through a penalty by Van der Westhuyzen and the hooker would add two more to make it 14-3.
Stander narrowed the gap with a well-judged penalty but St Andrew’s sealed the win with a try in the final minute from their outstanding flanker Ryan Black after they’d won a lineout and set up a maul. Van der Westhuyzen kicked the conversion to make it 21-6.