Cheetahs beat Lions to reclaim top spot
Lions loses to Cheetahs after Sergeal Petersen scored a try after the hooter to help his side to a hard-earned 30-24 Currie Cup victory over the Lions at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.The win came as a shcok to Lions who remain rooted at the foot of the table with one point from six outings, as they led 24-23 in the final minute of the match after Jaco van der Walt’s penalty.
The cheetahs reclaimed their position at the top of the log with 25 factors from six suits once they were briefly overtaken by the Sharks, who beat Western Province 21-20 in the earlier kickoff.
The first try of the match went to the Lions in the third minute through Andries Ferreira after they launched an attacking move that resulted from a break by Antony Volmink. It was followed by a conversion from Jaco van der Walt.
Their lead was short-lived as the Cheetahs leveled matters three minutes later through a touch-down by Gerhard Olivier after they managed to turn the ball over and Currie Cup debutant Robbie Petzer was spot on with his kick to convert.
Cheetahs: (13) 30
Tries: Olivier, Specman, Petersen
Conversions: Petzer (1), Small-Smith (2)
Penalty: Petzer (3)
Lions (7) 24
Tries: Ferreira, Dayimani, Booysen
Conversions: Van Der Walt (3)
Penalty: Van Der Walt (1)
Yellow Cards: Fourie