St ANDREW'S produced a promising start to their rugby season when they beat Daniel Pienaar 29-7 in blustery conditions in Uitenhage at the weekend.
On a hard field, the sides battled for early control, but it was St Andrew's who seized the advantage with a Ryan Horne penalty to take a 3-0 lead.
The Grahamstown team backed this up with some fine interplay between backs and forwards that resulted in Matt Andrews scoring in the corner. The conversion was successful, giving them a 10-0 lead at half time.
The second half started in the same vein as the first with St Andrew's again scoring first, this time via Stuart Stopforth.
The visitors had the upper hand but were struggling to convert that into points.
It took a piece of magic from Mbulelo Mama to slice the Daniel Pienaar defence open to score under the posts to make it 22-0.
Daniel Pienaar hit back immediately with a try after charging down a kick. But St Andrew's were not done and scored one more try, Ethan Fortuin rounding off a brilliant break from captain Sintu Manjezi. Horne added the conversion for a 29-7 victory.