The first half was and even contest with both sides scoring two tries each before the break.
It was the Pumas that held a small lead of only 17-14 as they went into halftime.
Although there was only two tries each we saw an exciting first half and promised for an even more excited second half.
It was a greta start to the second half for the Golden Lions when Green got over straight after the kickoff after a break from Venter out of his own half.
This gave the Golden Lions the lead again at 21-17.
The Pumas hit back immediately with a penalty to make it a one point game.
The Pumas put huge pressure on the Golden Lions as they kept them in their own half.
The Pumas took the ball through the hands and at the end the Golden Lions ran out of defenders which gave the visitors a try in the corner through Etienne Taljaard.
The Golden Lions tried to get back in the Pumas half but some brilliant defence stopped them in their tracks.
The Pumas extended the lead even further with another penalty by Marias.
We then saw a brilliant team try which was rounded off by Naude but it was an all out team try with great hand to hand play.
This gave the Pumas a 37-21 lead with 19 minutes to go.
The Golden Lions started to get back at the Pumas and forced them down in their own twenty two and also forcing a few penalties as well.
The Golden Lions hit back with a hat-trick try from Madosh Tambwe after the TMO came in as well.
Madosh Tambwe got his 4th try getting down the line as they stretch the Pumas defence out wide.
The Golden Lions just came as hard as they can at the Pumas and it was eventually Shaun Reynolds that founded space to get the winning try.
This was a brilliant comeback form the Golden Lions as they take the win.
|Saturday 13 July|
Golden Lions: Tries – Madosh Tambwe(4),Tyrone Green, Shaun Reynolds Conversions – Shaun Reynolds(3),
Pumas: Tries – Carel du Preez, Le Roux Roets, Etienne Taljaard, Morgan Naude
Conversions – Kobus Marais(2) Penalties – Kobus Marais