The match was a scrappy affair and neither side looked to be getting anywhere. Parktown kicked every bit of possession in the second quarter of the game, thus finally allowing the dangerous outside backs from Northwood to get going on the counter, something coach Grant Bashford focuses on intensely.
Northwood can be pleased with their scrums, however the lineout was just not working for them on the day.
Northwood’s highlights came at end of first quarter where Phiko Sobahle found a gap in the far left corner and sliced through. Luanda Mngadi, the flying right winger, finally got his hand on the ball after a quiet first half to the season and proved himself by being a vital part of both Phiko Sobahles tries. He deservedly got one of his own with a break down the right touch line and a great kick through and gather to dot down under the poles.
Northwood fullback Jadon Stevens and left wing Jason Daniels also did very well with ball in hand.
Northwood lead 19-3 at the break and the second half was a lot quieter with the only score coming from Parktowns Derron Solomon who crashed over the line with Ethan Frasca adding the conversion to his first half penalty.
Northwood can be pleased with their performance as well as claiming the sculpt of the formidable Parktown team of 2015 who have run many big names close this season so far.
Final score 19-10 to Northwood.
Picture Credit to: Luan Costa Varela (Northwood Press Club) and Mr Brian Gow