English Independent Schools XV, the Lambs who are in the country on a week long tour registered a 26-6 victory yesterday in a match played against Prince Edward at Harare Sports Club.
Lads from Prince Edward came out in their numbers to support the Tigers and livened up the scene with war-cries. The tigers faithful were however not repaid for their efforts in the bleachers as their team failed to live up to expectation. The Lambs didn’t allow the locals much running space and maintained possession and territory for the greater part of the encounter.
Sebastian Garikayi, Prince Edward’s team manager was impressed with the way his boys fared but pointed out that had their goal kicking been on point it was going to be a different match all together. Muzeya, playing at the pivot for the Tigers squandered 18 points through the boot as he managed to convert only two of eight penalties.
With fifteen minutes left to play, the scores stood at 5-3 but that is when the whole game changed and the Lambs secured the victory as they went over the white wash three times and all three tries were converted. Muzeya who was having a bad day slotted one from deep inside the 22 in front of the posts to leave the full-time score at 26-6.
Lambs wing, Will Bailey who ran in three tries against Mbare Academy commended Prince Edward on their defensive structure. “This team was a lot more organized and the gaps were tighter, I couldn’t squeeze through. They put in a lot of good tackles,” Bailey told SSN.
Originally, the Lambs were supposed to face a Harare Lions side but the organisers couldn’t come up with that team and Prince Edward put up their hands to give the tourists a fixture. This will go a long way in their preparation for the upcoming local rugby season.