Regent Boland Cavliers win through Olivier’s boot
The Regent Boland Cavaliers beat the EP Kings on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Len Olievier kicked 15 points that saw the Cavaliers win 30-23.
It took the Cavaliers only 5 minutes to score the first try as Zandre Jordaan crashed over and Olivier converted the try. The Kings hit back nearly immediately as they opted for a line-out instead of 3 points. Mpho Mbiyozo scored from the line-out and Wesley Dunlop missed the conversion. Dunlop then kicked a penalty for the homeside to take the lead by 1. The Cavaliers then scored through Philippus van Zyl and Olivier converted it before slotting a penalty.
The Kings lost Dunlop, but Scott van Bedra, his replacement, made sure of a penalty. Only to have it cancelled by an Olievier penalty before the break. The Cavaliers were well in control on 20-11 and their caoch would have been the happy one during halftime.
The Cavaliers started the second half much the same as the first only this time it took a mere s minutes befoe Jaquin Jansen went over untouched. Once again Olivier kicked the conversion. He tehn landed a penalty before the Kings tried to mount a fight back. They scored two ties through Wayne Stevens and fullback Shakes Soyizwapi but could only convert one. In the end their missed kicks cost them the game.
EP Kings 23 (11) – Tries: Mpho Mbiyozo, Wayne Stevens, Shakes Soyizwapi. Conversions: Scott van Breda. Penalties: Wesley Dunlop, Scott van Breda.
Rgent Boland Cavaliers 30(20) – Tries: Zandre Jordaan, Philippus van Zyl, Jacquin Jansen. Conversions: Len Olivier (3). Penalties: Len Olivier (3)
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