By REDintern Tessa Cho
PESEB, Evans Road, Monday, August 5, 2013 – St. Andrew’s Secondary finished the preliminary round of the National C Division Rugby Championship with seven straight wins after a 52–0 win over St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI).
St. Andrew’s beat defending champions Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 10–7 on their way to finishing top of their group with a perfect record of seven wins, no draws and no defeats (7–0–0). Their biggest win was an 86–0 victory over Jurong. They will now meet Raffles Institution (4–0–3), who finished fourth, in the semi-finals. The other semi-final will see ACS(I) (6–0–1) take on SJI (5–0–2).
In their second last game, the Saints beat ACS (Barker Road) 72–5 after leading 39–5 at half-time.
Benjamin, Timothy, Bryan Chan, Azreel, Kang Xiang, Ramadan, Bao Yuan, Jared Kowen and Viviyan Philip scored the tries for the Saints with Viviyan making the conversions. Justin Lum (#8) scored the sole try for ACS(BR).
About their performance against ACS(BR), Viviyan said: “It was a hard fought match and there is still a lot of room for improvement. Our attack was good and we didn’t underestimate them. We just focused on doing our best.”
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