The farmers head to King Williamstown after avoiding the Graveyard for more than 16 years and will look forward to repeating their win on that day. Dale's main rugby field is called "The Graveyard" for obvious reasons as many schools hopes of victory were abruptly ended and buried here.
Marlow played Dale on three occasions and came out winners in two. The Marlow win in 2018 (27-8) is still fresh in the minds of the Dale players. Dale College's last win against Marlow was 7 years ago in Grahamstown on a very wet day at the Graeme Festival with penalty kicks deciding the outcome.
Marlow recently has added a lot of Border Schools to their annual fixture list and plays most top schools in the Border and Eastern Province regions.
Marlow already went down to Duineveld and Selborne College in 2019 (both away games) whilst Dale College worst game was the drew vs Graeme College at the Graeme Festival.
If comparing the results obtained against the same opponents during the early part of the 2019 season it is clear that to pick a winner ahead of the match is mmmm ........ stupid? Against Stirling, Dale won by 32 and Marlow won by 19 while against Graeme College Dale drew while Marlow won by 24.
Dale to win?
Article by: H Otto