Weich with a double on debut

In this weekends fixture Hamilton’s found the going tougher than expected against a highly motivated Brackenfell at Stephan Oval.

Hamilton’s lead from the outset and in truth were never in doubt of the result however a plucky visiting team through some excellent goal kicking prevented us from running away with the victory.

The refereeing played a huge factor in the game as some of the interpretations of the law especially the breakdown proved to be a contentious area.
Hamilton’s received 4 yellow cards in this area of the game which seriously hindered our continuity and ability to turn over possession.
To be fair the game, whether it was discipline or not, was ruined as Brackenfell themselves received 4 yellows as well which equates to 8 in total.
The opening try was scored by Earl Lewis who danced his way through the defence and showed some good speed to finish off the try. Our second was penalty try after we had dominated the first four scrums this set the tone for the entire game as we were in a dominate mood at all set phases. In this area our line outs functioned well with Rod Dalton and Greg Van Jaarsveld standouts in the pack.
Our backs rounded off some good play but at times made the wrong decision by opting to go alone. Marlo Weich on his debut start scored 2 of these with some neat footwork to beat his opposite number.
Monty Dumond showed his experience and coolly dictated play as he kept us on the front foot and in the right area’s on the field.
Our final score was 38-28 a full 5 points however some lackluster defense let the visitors sneak in for 3 tries later in the game.
With another bye this week we have to pick up our concentration as we prepare to welcome Belhar to our ground on the 21st of May.
View match pictures here
Earl Lewis (2)(6th & 62nd minutes)
Penalty Try            (15 minutes)
Marlo Weich (2) (33rd & 37th minutes)
JP Botha (50th minute)
Monty Dumond (4) Conversions
By Anton Moolman