Kelston Boys High School: 13 (Cyrus Payne try, Matt Vaega 2 pen, 1 con) King’s College: 5 (Dylan Jakicevich try)
King’s had the wind in the first half and was able to keep Kelston pegged in their territory most of the time. Kelston was unable to clear the ball effectively through kicking, so tried to run with the ball in hand. Both teams were guilty of being a bit too adventurous and not respecting the ball enough, seeing a number of knock on infringements.
Eventually the stalemate was broken midway through the first half when Kelston’s Matthew Vaega weaved through some defenders to set up left wing Cyruss Payne for a try, Vaega converted for a 7-0 lead. King’s responded instantly when lock Dylan Jakicevich, crashed over in the 20th minute; 7-5 at halftime.
Kelston had the better of the second half but was denied two tries so had to rely on the boot off Vagea to secure the victory. Both fullbacks were full of running. King’s Bram Engli’s fleet footedness and balance made him dangerous every time he had the ball and Tony Tumusa’s mix of speed and creativeness thrilled the crowd.
Acknowledgments: Kelston Boys High School and King’s College website.