It was a crunch game for the Cell C Sharks on Sunday having to beat the Xerox Golden Lions at home to stay in the hunt for the Currie Cup and they did just that beating them 30-28.
This put them above DHL Western Province and in 4th spot on the log going into the last weekend of matches.
It was two tries by Jeremy Ward on either side of halftime that pulled it through for the Sharks with Nohamba contributing 15 points at the end.
The game was a close contest were neither side really gave an inch, but it was the visitors who control the score board and play for longer periods of time.
Kicks win matches and eventually the Golden Lions missed to many kicks at goal as they outscored the Sharks with four tries to three.
It was the Golden Lions that opening the scoring when Reynolds getting over the whitewash after just five minutes.
The Sharks came back scoring two tries in the next 25 minutes by Ward and Nohamba.
At the break the Sharks were leading 20-10 with the Golden Lions that had to fight back yet again in this Currie Cup season.
The home side did come back with tries by Green and Reynolds to make the score 23-23 with 15 minutes to go.
In the last 10 minutes Ward scored his second try from a Smith grubber.
The home side were not done and Schoeman got over the line but another unsuccessful kick left them two points short of 30.
The Golden Lions are still third on the log as they go to Kimberley next to face Griquas in the last round of matches this weekend.
The Sharks will travel to Pretoria to face the Blue Bulls who had a bye this weekend.
Xerox Golden Lions 28 (10) – Tries: Shaun Reynolds (2), Tyrone Green, Marnus Schoeman. Conversion: Reynolds. Penalty goals: Reynolds (2).
Cell C Sharks 30 (20) – Tries: Sanele Nohamba, Jeremy Ward (2). Conversions: Nohamba (2), Rhyno Smith. Penalty goals: Nohamba (2). Drop goal: Boeta Chamberlain.
|1||Tafel Lager Griquas||5||4||1||0||19|
|2||Free State Cheetahs||5||3||2||0||17|
|3||Xerox Golden Lions||5||3||2||0||17|
|4||Cell C Sharks||5||3||2||0||14|
|5||DHL Western Province||5||2||3||0||13|
|6||Vodacom Blue Bulls||5||2||3||0||9|
|August 18, 2019||13:45||Currie Cup||Currie Cup 2019||80'|
|Emirates Airline Park|
|Team||Losing Bonus Point||Penalty||Tries||Conversions||4 TRY BP||Points||Outcome|
|Xerox Golden Lions||1||2||4||1||1||28||Loss|
|Cell C Sharks||0||3||3||3||0||30||Win|