Villager FC hosted Union-Milnerton (Uni-Mil) RFC at their Brookside homeground in Claremont at the weekend. The match was touted as a veritable Super League B decider, with the top four teams, Villager and Uni-Mil among them, all vying for promotion to Super League A. The game did not disappoint, with a total of nine tries in the match and excellent handling considering the stormy conditions that set in just before half-time.
Although the visitors were first to cross the whitewash, Villager pounced back with a try of their own and a penalty conversion to take their only lead in the game.
It took a while for the visiting side to warm up in the cold conditions but once they got started, the tries flowed as willingly as the spatterings of rain from the sky. Uni-Mil led 24-7 going into the break.
With Villager captain Ashley “Bossie” Clarke leaving the field at the half-time break, the boys in white struggled to keep their composure but still managed to score two tries to bring some respectability to the scoreline.
However, by failing to score a fourth they missed out on a much-needed bonus point. By the final whistle Uni-Mil had nailed the Villager coffin shut with a convincing 45-22 win.