Eastern Province Country Districts (CD) recorded their first win at the 2010 Coca-Cola Under-18 Craven Week on Wednesday following their 27-13 victory over Namibia in Welkom.
The tourists held a 7-0 half time lead after centre Berto Miller scored the first of match in the 30th minute of play. His five-pointer was converted by flyhalf Aurelfo Plato.
Namibia’s points in the second half were scored by Plato who added a penalty kick before winger Malcolm Moore scored in the corner in the final minute of play.
EP Country Districts built momentum in the second half and were ultimately rewarded with three well worked tries.
Scrumhalf Ryan Dugmore scored a brace while centre Bart van der Vyver and winger Dylan Bond also added their names to the try-scoring sheet. Fullback Carl Theron kicked two conversions while flyhalf Willem Venter added one conversion.
Eastern Province 27 CD Namibia 18
Scorers: Eastern Province CD – Tries: Bart van der Vyver, Dylan Bon, Ryan Dugmore (2); Conversions: Charl Theron (2); Penalty: Willem Venter.
Namibia –Tries: Berto Miller, Malcolm Moore; Conversion: Aurelfo Plato; Penalties: Plato (2)