Uni-Mil continue impressive form

Uni-Mil flyhalf Junaid Arendse splits the defence during one of his attacking plays in the first half of their 33-3 win against SK Walmer.

Union-Milnerton (Uni-Mil) continued their superb form with a comfortable win against SK Walmer in a Super League A encounter in Green Point Track at the weekend.

At no point was the result ever in doubt as Uni-Mil controlled the game from start to finish, forcing the winless Bo-Kaap side to play defence for the majority of the game.

After the final whistle the scoreline was 33-3 for the Milnerton side who kept their top spot on the log standings after 10 games with 45 points.

Their only blemish so far came against Durbanville-Bellville a month ago. Part of the impressive run this year includes a win against powerhouses and league favourites Maties.

The hostile environment they faced in Green Point at the weekend did little to take Uni-Mil off their game and they crossed the try line in their first attacking possession through winger Dean Tattersall, who did not take that long to again help himself to a second try minutes later through a move that resembled the first as he combined with his halfback, Labib Kannemeyer.

Uni-Mil forwards were particularly impressive and toyed with their SK Walmer counterparts during scrums.

Uni-Mil coach, Isma-eel Dollie was equally impressed with his forwards and said they laid the foundation for the weekend win against SK.

“We are happy with the way things have been playing out and how the season has been going. Our scrums are very good, we’ve worked on it extensively, and our lineouts are also functioning very well and that allows our backs to launch.”

Dollie says conditioning has been a major issue they have had to deal with but even that has not stopped them from bulldozing over all opposition.

“It’s been tough, obviously being out of the field for two years and then coming back week in, week out takes a toll on the guys,” he said.

Uni-Mil are back in action, facing much tougher opponents this time around when they host False Bay RFC, a side that constantly challenges for top honours in the league.

Dollie says these are the types of challenges he and his side look forward to.

“They are obviously a very well established SLA team who have won the league before but we were looking forward to measuring ourselves against them.”

After the Bay game, Uni-Mil will go on a three week bye, which Dollie says will be a welcomed break before they continue to their chase for league honours.

Other results in the SLA saw Durbanville-Bellville defeat their neighbours Brackenfell 41-13 for their 7th win in eight matches.

False Bay made light work of Paarl 85-10 ahead of their encounter this coming weekend against Uni-Mil.

Villager defeated Tygerberg 28-13, NTK defeated Hamlets 43-40 while Hamilton beat Kuils River 52-13.

Adriaan Paarwater stands strong during a tackle.
Alray Brandt puts pressure on his opposite number Achmad Majal.
Adriaan Paarwater gets from Alray Brandt after his try.
Cheslyn Roberts fends off a challenge
Labib Kannemeyer launches an attack that led to his side’s second try of the match.