PESEB, Evans Road, Thursday, August 15, 2013 – Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) beat St. Joseph’s Institution 39–6 to qualify for the final of the 2013 National C Division Rugby Championship.
ACS(I) will now face St. Andrew’s Secondary who beat Raffles Institution 68–7 in the other semi-final.
ACS(I) have won 16 C Division titles in the last 18 years.
ACS(I) led 15–6 at half-time but it was SJI who drew first blood when Ryan Leong kicked a penalty early in the first half.
ACS(I) came back with an unconverted try by Joshua Lee. Joshua added another try which was again unconverted to give ACS(I) a 10–3 lead.
Siew Haoren then added another five points for the Dover-based school. A third straight missed conversion left ACS(I) with a 15–3 lead.
Ryan Leong showed how the kicking should be done with another successful penalty just before half-time and SJI still had all to play for as ACS(I) walked off with a 15–6 lead at half-time.
Tantham of ACS(I) gave his team a little more breathing room with a try right under the posts in the second half for a 20–6 lead. However, Lim Shern missed the conversion from right in front of the posts to leave his coaches scratching their heads.
Joel Goh then scored a try and this time Lim Shern made up for his miss with a successful conversion to give ACS(I) a 27–6 lead.
Lim Shern then got a try for himself when he sneaked over near the corner flag. Another missed conversion saw the ACS(I) lead at 32–6.
Sean Shepherd of SJI had a chance to put three points on the board but his penalty attempt just missed.
Lim Shern then found himself sin binned but his teammates still managed a final converted try when Kai went over.
ACS(I) will now play St. Andrew’s in the C Division final on Thursday, August 22, at Yio Chu Kang Stadium. Kick off is 5pm.
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