A bridge too far for UCT XV

16 July 2002
Stretching his wings: UCT right-winger, John Bradshaw, runs a the Victorians defence.

THE FNB UCT side experienced a slight hiccup in its championship dreams on May 18, going down at home to Victorians (more or less a Stellenbosch B-side) by 13–20, this after moving into second place on the Western Province Super League A log the weekend before.

UCT got off to a perfect start against Victorians, George Hauptfleisch touching down in the corner in the first few moments of the game. Things never got going after that however, and apart from a desperate surge late in the game, the team did not look the part on the day.

Although a very disappointing result for the players, they remain second on the log with three matches left in the first half of the season. Traditional rivals Maties are lying fourth, but have two games in hand.

The side should remain positive though, especially considering their record over the past few weeks. In addition to the draw against Maties, the side beat Durbanville-Bellville by 19–15 on May 11, even though outscored by one try to two.

They also enjoyed a victorious trip to Parow the following Wednesday (May 15), beating Parow-NTC by 15–3.

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