On Saturday the 27th of May Northwood school hosted Clifton.
The Knights kicked-off playing towards the school. Northwood managed a great start building up some solid phases with outside centre Mac Mudara scoring in the corner within the first 3 minutes.
With a few handling errors from both sides for the next 15 minutes the game was really in limbo as each team waited for another to take charge. It would be Northwood who again set up a nice try to take a 14-0 lead. With another well worked try by experienced winger Mvelo Mlangeni, Northwood were up 21-0. Clifton did well to bounce back with 2 quick tries and reduce the deficit to 21-12. The game was officially alive and the Knights were really feeding off the energy. Another 2 brilliant converted tries by the Knights saw the Northwood home side go into the half time break for a chat holding a confident 35-12 lead.
Looking to build on their 1st half performance the Knights were humbled by a determined Clifton outfit. Clifton fought hard to score 3 unanswered tries in the second half which saw Northwood being forced into lots of errors which they will be feeling determined to sort out for their upcoming fixture on reunion weekend when they host Michaelhouse.
Special mention to Mvelo Mlangeni for some great work out wide consistently getting the Knights on the front foot and fly-half Robin Weersma with a brilliant kicking display all round.
Final score in favour of Northwood 35-31.