Ikeys Captain Nick Fenton Wells scored three tries against the Brookside hosts (photo – P van As)
The Ikey Tigers picked up their eighth consecutive win as they outclassed a plucky Villager side 41-3 on Saturday.
Especially during the first half UCT showed a dominant display unleashing their dangerous runners who cut through the Village defense out wide. They scored a total of eight tries, with Villagers only consolation a single three pointer by flyhalf Warren Edwards.
It was not the home teams lack of trying, but the Ikeys resolute defense, that kept out the rumbling Villagers pack on a number of high pressure occasions.
The students were quick to the break down points as well, with their lose trio of Nick Fenton Wells, Don Armand and Greg Mallet, claiming a number of turnover balls in the process.
UCT opened their account in the eight minute as Nicholas Holton eased through a gap in the Villager defense to dot down. He converted his own try as well. Ikeys skipper and new Currie Cup cap Nicholas Fenton-Wells picked up three tries, while his teammates added two more tries before the half-time break.
The second half conditions were deteriorating as rain made the ball and the field slippery, but UCT added two tries in the second-half.
The win sees the Ikeys consolidate their position in fourth place but have two games in hand over league leader, Maties.
Up next are Hamilton’s RFC coming to UCT on Saturday for a crucial clash! 3rd team match 13.35, UCT Eagles (2nds) 14.45 and the Ikey Tigers at 16.00.
Pen: Warren Edwards
For FNB UCT:
Tries: Nicholas Holton, Nicholas Fenton-Wells (3), Richard Stewart, Pallo Manuel, Mark Winter, James Kilroe
Cons: Nicholas Holton (4)
Pen: Nicholas Holton
The WP Super League log:
(As at Monday 15, August – played won points)
1.Maties 14, 11, 54
2. Hamiltons 14, 10, 51
3. SK Walmers 15, 9, 44
4. UCT 12, 9, 43
5. Durbanville-Bellville 13, 7, 39
6. Victorians 13, 5, 32
7. Fals Bay 12, 6, 30
8. Villager 13, 5, 22
9. Belhar 13, 3, 16
10. Helderberg 13, 0, 5
|15:00||FNB UCT 1st XV “Ikey Tigers”||VILLAGERS 1||BROOKSIDE A||Won 41 – 03|
|13:45||FNB UCT EAGLES XV||VILLAGERS 2||BROOKSIDE A||Won 45 – 03|
|12:35||FNB UCT ISH DRAMAT XV||VILLAGERS 3||BROOKSIDE A||Lost 14 – 18|
|13:45||FNB UCT U20 A1||VILLAGERS U20 A||BROOKSIDE B||Won 12 – 10|
|12:35||FNB UCT BABROWS||VILLAGERS U20 B||BROOKSIDE B||Won 60 – 10|
|13:35||FNB UCT CUBS||DURBANVILLE U20B||DURBANVILLE||Lost 00 – 58|