KINGSWOOD used a good first half to set up a 26-12 victory over Port Rex in their schools rugby match at the weekend.
The Grahamstown side dominated from the outset as they retained possession to string together several impressive passages of play.
The momentum was maintained by some good work by the forwards pack and, with efficient work at the breakdown, they set up Josh Shelley’s first try.
Shelley, who was playing his first game for the Kingswood team, went over for his second try of the match not long thereafter.
Port Rex struggled to contain the Kingswood flow of attacks and found themselves defending for most of the first half.
At the beginning of the second half it was clear the game was developing into a game of two halves.
Port Rex were far more assertive and slowly began competing more effectively in all aspects of the game.
After losing Lihleli Xoli at flyhalf to injury and making a few replacements, the Kingswood side never regained their rhythm on attack.
Momentum, possession and dominance slowly began to belong to Port Rex, who realised that they were in with a chance of making a recovery and possibly claiming victory.
While the Port Rex team put up a brave fight, Kingswood were able to hold on for a hard- earned victory.
The Kingswood team seemed to lose their way in the second half, but the character of the team had allowed them to stand firm
Playing an especially attractive brand of rugby in the first half, the Kingswood side provided their supporters with a glimpse of what they are capable of when playing to their full potential.