Magomu takes match award as G4S Pirates roar past Warriors
Posted Sunday, December 8 2013 at 02:00
Rugby. The Namilyango Collegevacist was unstoppable.
Reeling after a slow start to the 2013/2014 Nile Special Super 8 Rugby Premier League, G4S Pirates were always going to come out fighting.
And despite Mutoni Warriors, having also won their first topflight rubber in two years less than a fortnight ago, their fight was never going to be strong enough to derail the surging Pirates, who won 21-8 on Friday.
The return and brilliance of Ivan Magomu was the difference in the highly anticipated encounter.
Kevin Markmot kicked off the scoring for Pirates after converting a penalty in the fifth minute before Magomu chipped in with a couple of penalties.
Warriors responded with a Brian Sseruyange try. But it wasn’t too long before Pirates’ Dennis Etuket announced his presence.
The wing touched down afterWarriors’ fullback Gabriel Aredo failed to deal with a loose ball in his five. Scores were 14-8 in favour of Pirates at the breather.
Sam Ahamya’s Pirates started the second half from where they stopped in the first innings.
Manzi Collins touched down from a well planned maul. The try was converted by Magomu to make it 21-8.
“We are disappointed because we conceded many penalties” said Warriors coach Herbert Wafula. On the other hand, Pirates believe this win will send a message of intent to rest of the pack.
“I think we have finally got back to our winning ways. The team was in good shape throughout,” said man-of-match Magomu.