Hamilton’s had complete focus this weekend after a very disappointing performance against Brackenfell two weeks ago. The pressure was on but Hammies prepared well in the week and made things count this weekend.
Fly Half Matthew de Villiers took two early opportunities for poles, both were unsuccessful but we finally opened the scoring through centre Milan Barnard who cut the defence open in midfield and dotted down under the sticks. De Villiers converted and we were up 7-0 after 15 minutes.
Shortly after Darren Solomon beat the defence out wide and dotted down the second try of the game. The try was converted by De Villiers.
Hamilton were in full control of the first half showing some good continuity and applying pressure to the NNK defence. Just before half time Hamilton Flanker Uwe Geissler showed brute strength going over for the 3rd try. De Villiers converted once more taking the score to 21-0.
At half time coaches called for the team to up the tempo and keep discipline. Second half kicked off with NTK enjoying much of the possession for the 1st 10 minutes. Soon after Esjohnne Goliath was caught for a suspected high tackle by the referee which resulted in Goliath spending 10 minutes in the sin bin.
Hamilton’s “Duracell Battery” winger Siphe Qolo scored an brilliant individual try 5 minutes later. De Villiers converted which took the game to 28-0. We finally started applying pressure at line out time which disrupted NNK and hampered their ability to put phases together. The coaching staff made numerous changes to try and up the tempo, the changes paid off seeing the reserve lock Tendekai Chigwendere score the final try of the match which de Villiers converted.
The final score ended Hamilton 35 NTK 0.
Man of the Match was centre Ettienne Spies.