Violets triumph over Police in City League opener

Violets’ Rafeeq Ahmed looks for a way through the Police defence.

Violets RFC put away their end of last season disappointment and emerged victorious in their opening match of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) City League.

Last season, the Chukker Road-based outfit made it to the top nine of the play-offs where they were looking to book their spot in the Super League C but fell short in their attempts.

At the weekend, in Chukker Road, they welcomed the Police RFC team. In a remarkable performance, Violets secured an impressive 40-7 win.

Violets recorded six tries against one from Police. Five of Violets’ tries were converted by Saadiq Schroeder.

From the first whistle, Violets displayed their attacking prowess and tactical finesse.

Their backline executed slick passes and was rewarded with four of their tries in the first half. First over the line was Ismaeel Adams in the third minute.

Police hit back four minutes later with their own converted try, which would be the last time they registered on the scoresheet. From then on it was all Violets who swiftly took control of the game. The tries were spread across the team, highlighting the depth and cohesion of the Violets’ squad

Rafeeq Adams, Niyaaz Fortune (2), Mohammed Isaacs, and Saadiq Schroeder recorded tries for the home side.

Violets’ flyhalf, Schroeder, had his kicking boots on for the day, which left Police without a fight.

Looking ahead to their next challenge, Violets have their sights set on Manenberg who lost their opening fixture against Young Ideas.

Violets will be eager to continue their winning streak as they look to make their return to the promotion play-offs.

In other City League action, Elsies River was victorious against Silvertree 34-7, The win was their third in a row, and they are early pacesetters in City League as they lead the log; Gardens took care of business against Western Zebras, winning 43-7 away from home.

Niyaaz Fortune launches an attack. He finished the game with two tries to his name.
Ismaeel Adams flies over for the opening try for Violets.