Kingswood College hosted St Andrew’s College in an enthralling encounter on Saturday.
This tense derby was played out in tough greasy conditions ensuring that the score would remain close throughout. Kingswood College opened the score to take a 7-0 lead late into the first half after both teams kicked often in the wet.
Indiscipline by St Andrew’s resulted in a red and yellow card as they finished the first half with thirteen players. The second half saw St Andrew’s apply consistent pressure to score twice and take a 12-7 lead looking the more composed of the two teams.
A late flurry by the Kingswood forwards winning some tight exchanges ensured a tense finish with an equalising score in the corner which was followed by a successful penalty conversion under the posts to take a 15-12 lead into the last minute.
The Makhanda derby finished with Kingswood securing the ball, kicking the ball to touch and with it the result, setting up a mouth-watering return fixture for K-Day in June.