St Kevin’s College handed Central Southland College a 65-0 hiding in the First XV Highlanders Competition at Murray Field on Saturday.
SKC narrowly lost out 16-15 to Menzies College in round one, but were too strong for the visitors in the one sided encounter.
Coach Justin Fowler said his players still have some errors to work on ahead of next week’s clash with Waitaki Boys’ but was pleased with the amount of possession his side had.
“Happy with the way the boys played today,” he said.
“(We) held the ball for long periods of time and built good pressure which resulted in tries being scored.
“Still a few mistakes though, especially with passing and handling.
” (We) Defended well and (we’re) pleased that we kept Central Southland scoreless.”
Central Southland coach Ben McHugh said his young side were outsmarted at times by St Kevin’s and found it difficult to contain skipper Jacob Coghlan.
“They outshone us in the backs, they were a bit too sharp for us,” he said.
“We only lose six players next year, we’re a young side, I think over the next two years we’ll have a stronger side.
“St Kevin’s were a lot better structured, we had trouble containing their number eight (Jacob Coghlan), we were quite competitive upfront but they exploited us outside.”
St Kevin’s will now look ahead to their round three clash with Waitaki Boys’ High School next Saturday day at Milner Park.
Highlanders First XV round two results;
James Hargest College 0-81 Otago BHS, St. Peter’s College 27-14 Dunstan HS,
Southland BHS 63-0 Menzies College, King’s HS 36-30 Waitaki BHS 36-30,
John McGlashan College 56-12 Gore HS, South Otago HS 24-15 Mt. Aspiring College, St. Kevin’s College 65-0 Central Southland College.
By JAMES FORD
PHOTO: JAMES FORD
TOP EFFORT: Cole Ryan on his way to a try for St Kevin’s College at Murray Field on Saturday.