Another strong Shebeen showing. Nice one lads.
Shebeen Boys vs Medics – Wed 25 April
The Shebeen Boys cemented their position at the top of the log with a 17-0 victory over a highly rated opponent. Possession in the first 5 minutes belonged to the medics but Shebeen knocked them back in every tackle, keeping them in their own half. Before long Shebeen turned over the ball and started a sustained period of attack on the opposition goal line. Some poor (early season) handling kept the scoreline at 0-0 but thanks to an immense showing from the Shebeen front row, winning 7 tightheads in a row, possession was not a problem. It was only a matter of time. The first try came straight from one of these scrums, on the right hand side of the field. Some slick handling from the back line produced an overlap and Karl Spartan Meiring scored untouched in the corner, his second in consecutive games. Rich Stemcell Stemmet casually nailed another touchline conversion to make it 7-0. After the kickoff, the Shebeen domination continued. Before long they had a line-out in their own 22. The medics hooker threw the ball long and Brent Bobby Light poached it, beat a few defenders and produced what could be a candidate for offload of the season to put Karl Bergemann over for the try. Stemmet narrowly missed the conversion and Shebeen went into half-time leading 12-0.
The second half was a scrappy effort, as the Shebeen handling and decision-making continued to let us down. Defense was a different story altogether, as the medics could not penetrate the Shebeen line. On the one occasion they did break through, a stellar cover tackle from Siv Ngesi robbed them of a certain 5 points. 10 minutes before the end of the game and the Shebeen bench came on, making an immediate impact. From scrappy ball on the left hand side of the field the ball went through the hands to the Ogre, who left a trio of medics for dead in a 50m run before offloading to Spartan who put Ferghus The flying Scotsman over the corner. Kyle Williamson stepped up and just missed the conversion, much to the surprise of the team and coaching staff who were certain that he’d embarrass himself. 17-0 the final score. Another victory, another clean sheet.