Plasies take Hansies to the cleaners

Ryno van Burick scoring.

Ryno van Burick scoring.

On Saturday, 21 April, Merensky High School welcomed various sports teams from Hans Strijdom High School in Mookgophong.

From the word go the Plasies ruled the roost. On the muddy rugby fields the boys proved invincible in their second round league matches. The u.14A team started off with a promising 17-7 win, whereafter the scoreboard was a sight to behold. The u.15A and B teams silenced their opponents with scores of 54-0 and 51-0. The u.16s continued the winning streak with a 34-5 final score. In the senior camp the 2nd teams were equally matched with a 22-22 draw. The Merensky XV did the school proud with a final winning score of 27-12. The game started with a successful penalty kick by Delux Jooste. Calvin Schambriel (6) scored 2 tries, while Ryno van Burick and Martin Theunissen each scored 1 try. Delux Jooste and Frans Potgieter added to the score with 1 goal kick each.

The score boards at the netball courts echoed the winning streak in the day’s friendly matches. The u.14A girls won 21-7. The u.15A team bettered this with a 33-3 win. This inspired the u.16A team, leading to a 35-0 score. The 2nd team won 16-1, while the first team were cheered on to an astonishing 63-11 victory.

The girls hockey also triumphed. The u.14’s won 6-0 with Claudelle Cawood as player of the match. The u.15 team put a top score of 11-0 on the board, and Karlien Lombard was appointed player of the match. Michelle Brummer carries the u.16 player of the match title, after her team won 5-0. With more than 70% ball possession it was no wonder that the 2nd team won their match 4-0 with Jessica Botha as player of the match. The Allesbeste 1st team’s scorers were Corli van der Merwe (2), Tharine Lombard (1), Kesia Pohl (1) and Michaela Dale (1) and the player of the match was Sancha van Niekerk.