The Golden Lions scored their third win of the 2019 SARU u/21 Championship beating the Sharks convincingly 29-14. Although the Golden Lions dominated upfront their inability to score tries almost cost them yet another win.
The Golden Lions dominated everything on-field and lead 14-07 at half time but it must be said when Ulrich Maritz came on at flyhalf in the second half the Lions started to look a lot better. The Lions ended the match scoring four tries to the two scored by the Sharks and earned the full 5 log points available.
The Golden Lions made life difficult for themselves as every ball carrier was more intent to score the try himself rather than creating opportunities for the players on his in or outside. Taking the dominance of possession and territory into account a scoreline of 70-14 would have been a fair reflection but ........................
Golden Lions: Tries: Shaun Baxter, Tinus Combrinck, Shaun Williams, Luke Rossouw. Conversions: Keagan Lailvaux (2), Ulrich Maritz. Penalty: Luke Rossouw.
Sharks: Tries: Sicelo Tole, Evan Roos. Conversions: Henry Chamberlain, Ralph Koster.