No mercy for Brackenfell RFC against UWC

Brackenfell RFCs Christoffel Brand shows his strength during his sides 32-8 victory against UWC at Brackenfell Sports Field at the weekend.

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Brackenfell welcomed Ububz at the back of a 24-19 loss against Union-Milnerton (Uni-Mil) a week ago.

They went into the fixture looking to bounce back to their winning ways as the season is coming to an end.

They had no problems dispatching the students 32-8 at the end of the game. The win, however, was not enough to take Brackenfell to a top six spot on the log.

The loss against Uni-Mil dented their chances of making the play-off spot and with one game remaining, their points tally is not enough to catch sixth placed Victorians.

They have 35 points to Victorians’ 45. But despite missing out in the top six spot, they were not prepared to take anything lightly in front of their own supporters against Udubz.

The league is coming to an end this weekend for teams outside the top six and Brackenfell close their season with another tough assignment as they welcome high-flying False Bay RFC.

The Bay only have one loss to their name which came against league giants, Maties. As the side challenging for the SLA title, they pose a huge threat to Brackenfell in their quest to end the season with a win.

With Durbanville-Bellville (Durbel) hot on False Bay’s tails for the second spot, they are expected to throw everything to the Brackenfell side to avoid being pipped at the last hurdle.

False Bay are currently sitting in second spot with 58 points, two ahead of Durbel with both teams playing their last matches this weekend.

In other SLA match, played at Florida Park in Ravensmead,Tygerberg RFC pulled off a remarkable fightback to stun UCT.

With Tiere trailing Ikey Tigers 33-27 inside the last five minutes, the Ravesmead side desperately needed to protect the ball and go over the line.

Wing Fabian van der Vent started the move that won the game inside his own half and zig-zagged through the UCT defence, much to the delight of a packed Florida Park.

Tygerberg were eventually rewarded for their relentless attack late in the game when Mayizukiswe Ntshoko bulldozed his way over the tryline to take Tiere to within a point.

When Daniel Roberts converted to give Tygerberg a one point lead, he triggered wild celebrations from the Florida Park faithfuls.