Saturday was a dark day for Hillcrest College as they registered their biggest defeat of the season so far, sinking 31-00 to Eaglesvale in Harare.
Contrary to the score, Hillcrest was very competetive and had a chance to score – off a penalty in the fourth minute of the game but it was pulled wide. Hillcrest’s Sagombeto playing at scrum-half was useful at the break-down, distributing the ball well but Eaglesvale’s rush defence left no space for his backs to play. Eaglesvale’s pack set up a good attacking platform for their backs and scrum-half Mashiri made no mistake in dishing out the ball left and right, as well as scoring the first try of the day.
Hillcrest struggled to contain Tanyanyiwa playing at 8 for the hosts as he bulldozed his way to score two tries, one of them off a run stretching from his own 10 metre line. As if that’s his only role in the team, Kuseri ran in Eaglesvale’s fourth try to secure his team’s bonus points – as he did in their previous encounter.
Playing at wing Mudavanhu, cemented the hosts’ victory with a late try in the corner. Simende and Mwayera were spot on from the tee as they banged home kicks from out wide.
In other Co-Ed league matches played, the rain continued for Gateway who lost 34-15 to Hellenic Academy. Lomagundi College struggled to perform against Petra going down 23-21. Midlands Christian College beat Watershed College 19-8 in their own backyard to take their winning streak up to 4.
Hillcrest 1st XV: 1. F Mungwari 2. V Nhachi 3. T Mushonga 4. T kamba 5. T katandika 6. N Chibuwe 7. A Zvinoera 8. T Gonese 9. T Sagombeto 10. T Matongo 11. F Masawi 12. S Ruwanikwa 13. C Muchenje 14. D Sithole 15. S Machona
Eaglesvale 1st XV: 1. W Mukonoweshuro 2. T Kuseri 3. C Musasiwa 4. L Munyoro 5. B Sithole 6. T Jakachira 7. R Jiri 8. N Tanyanyiwa 9. L Mashiri 10. S Mwayera 11. E Mudavanhu 12. B Ruzvidzo 13. B Simende 14. D Mukwakwami 15. B Chifakacha