Picture: Lonwabo Marele
The weekend weather saw most of the supporters under umbrellas, enjoying a solid game of rugby, at the Stephen Oval.
Despite inclement weather conditions, the referee had a rather relaxed time in a game that saw Hammies walk away victorious.
Brackenfell eighthman, Njabulo Ndlovu tried to assist his team with a couple of points under the poles, but it was never enough to level matters.
Hammies recorded their eighth win from 11 league games in the season to place them in fourth spot on the log, ahead of their fixture against Victorians, in Stellenbosch, on Saturday.
Vics are in seventh spot, one point above Brackenfell who are on 29 points.
Brackenfell had a couple of difficult results over the past few weeks. They had to stitch together back-to-back losses against teams such as UCT and Vics, who had moved above them on the log.
However, it does not get any better for Brackenfell.
Their next fixture is against fifth placed Union-Milnerton (Uni-Mil), in Milnerton, on Saturday.
Uni-Mil are also on a rollercoaster following their recent 68-21 thumping by Stellenbosch, at home.
Brackenfell will need a win that game to earn maximum points if they want to move above the Victorians, and possibly above UCT, who have a game in hand.
Meanwhile, in the mid-week fixtures, Victorians will play host to a struggling Villager at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, and UCT will travel away to St George’s at the Gustrouw Field A.
Stellenbosch will look to stretch their 56-point lead on top when they face ninth-placed Tygerberg at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.
They are nine points ahead of second-placed Durbell.
Tygerberg will play for maximum points against Maties to avoid Brackenfell and UCT surpassing their 27 points.
Tygerberg are two points behind Brackenfell.
Brackenfell’s game against Uni-Mil kickoffs at 4pm in Milnerton on Saturday.