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GOLDEN LIONS WIN B-SECTION FINAL
Extra time was needed in the B-Section final which went into sudden death as the Golden Lions and SWD went hammer and tongs against each other. In the end, a try by Golden Lions replacement flanker Ntabi Sejamoholo clinched victory for the team from Johannesburg, by 30-25 after the scores were tied at the end of regulation time, and then again after 20 minutes of added time.
Golden Lions centre Piwokuhle Nyanda scored the opening two tries for her team as they raced into an early 10-0 lead, only for SWD winger Nicolene Barendse to score a brace herself and put her side into a 12-10 lead.
The second half saw more see-saw rugby.
Nyanda scored two more tries to increase her tally to four for the match, while SWD replied with a five pointer by Faith Gosling (wing) and a penalty by Siphenathi Yeko (flyhalf) to draw level again.
The Golden Lions thought they won it with three minutes left, when Nobuhle Tshabalala (winger) scored in the corner, but SWD had one more play left and Patricia Korkey got the equaliser.
Yeko's conversion went wide, as well as a penalty attempt, forcing the sides into extra time. Twenty minutes later, it was still 25-all and Sejamoholo had the final say during sudden death.
Scorers – B-Section Final:
Golden Lions 30 (10), SWD 25 (12)
Golden Lions – Tries: Piwokuhle Nyanda (4), Nobuhle Tshabalala, Ntabi Sejamoholo.
SWD – Tries: Nicolene Barendse (2), Faith Gosling, Patricia Korkey. Conversion: Siphenathi Yeko. Penalty goal: Yeko.