Milnerton High School look to bounce back

Milnerton High suffered their second defeat of the season, with a 19-22 scoreline against Brackenfell on Saturday. The side have a chance to get back to winning ways when they host HTS Bellville at the weekend.

Showing the competitive nature of the school boys, of the 10 encounters that took place, eight produced more than 40 points.

In the northern suburbs, Milnerton fell 19-22 to Brackenfell in a high-paced game that Milnerton felt they should have won.

Milnerton went into the game with their tails high after impressive victories in their last two matches.

They beat Table View 85-7 and Elsies 79-0.

They went to the game having lost only once in their three matches. The 31-42 loss coming in their opening game against Tygerberg. Coach Heinrich Martin says the game against Brackenfell should have been another win for his side but they let it slip at the end.

They are now faced with a tough task of beating Bellville Technical High School if they are to get back to winning ways.

Martin says if the conditions allow they will continue using their fast-paced approach.

Elsewhere, in the battle of the north, DF Malan High faced off against Tygerberg High School with both sides coming from losses in their previous encounters.

DF Malan were more desperate as they were yet to register a win and came off a difficult 81-0 loss to Durbanville in their last game.

Before that they had also suffered heavy defeats to SACS and Parel Vallei, 43-5 and 40-24 respectively.

The hard fought 24-22 victory against Tygerberg at the weekend should give DF Malan a much needed boost for their next encounter against De Kuilen on Saturday May 25. However they should be wary as the De Kuilen side are yet to get a victory this season.

For Tygerberg, they have another difficult task ahead of them this weekend, when they meet Bellville High, who have won five of their first six fixtures.

Tygerberg have a mixed bag of results from their opening matches, winning two against Strand and Milnerton and losing to Boland Landbou, Durbanville and DF Malan.

Before the game against DF Malan, they also suffered a heavy 62-14 defeat to Durbanville.

Bellville will be favourites at Tygerberg High School on Saturday May 25 but the Tygerberg boys will know that a game is not won on paper and if they perform well on the day, Bellville could be faced with an upset.

The boys from Tygerberg will be hoping their supporters come out in numbers as they will need all the encouragement they can get.

Bellville collected points away from home at the weekend with a 24-20 victory against Monument Park.

It was a try fest in Wynberg as Wynberg Boys’ welcomed Bishops to their turf.

One would think scoring 40 is enough in any game, but this was not the case as Bishops were in high spirits. Bishops replied to Wynberg’s 40 points with 60 of their own for their fourth win in a row.

The Bishops boys’ only loss came in the opening round against Paarl Gimnasium while Wynberg is another side still waiting for their first victory.