The Lions managed to score two quick first half tries to seal a 19 – 12 win over the Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, this past weekend.
The Lions took an early 14 – 0 lead within the first 15 minutes as both Jaco Kriel and Derrick Minnie scored tries for the visitors. Both tries were converted by Marnitz Boshoff.
Two minutes later, Kings flyer Sergeal Petersen managed to cross the line for his team’s first try. George Whitehead was unable to add the extra two as the Lions went into the half time break with a 9 point lead, 14 – 5.
With 20 minutes to go, the Kings managed to reduce the gap to two points when they received a penalty try after the Lions conceded several penalties on their own try line. The conversion was good by Whitehead as the Lions now held on to a two point lead, 14 – 12.
The Kings failed to take advantage of a 14 man Lions team after Minnie was yellow carded for his teams ill-discipline leading up to the penalty try. Replacement hooker, Robbie Coetzee, scored his team’s final try, and the conversion was missed by Boshoff as the final score ended 19 – 12.
Kings – Tries: Sergeal Petersen, Penalty Try. Conversion: George Whitehead (1)
Lions – Tries: Jaco Kriel, Derrick Minnie, Robbie Coetzee. Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (2)Tweet