Lions determined to kick on

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:26
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Golden Lions captain Derrick Minnie wants his team to capitalise on the momentum from their massive 62-23 victory over the Blue Bulls.

Golden Lions captain Derrick Minnie wants his team to capitalise on the momentum from their massive 62-23 victory over the Blue Bulls.

The visitors ran wild in the second half at Loftus Versfeld to register their first victory of the season after narrow losses to the Cheetahs and the Sharks.

Minnie, who scored two of his team's eight tries on the night, said that whilst such a big win was very satisfying the key will be to back it up in the coming weeks.

“All credit to the guys. Everyone did their bit and we got what we wanted, but now we must keep our feet on the ground and prepare for next week,” Minnie said.

Coach Johan Ackermann said that their plans simply fell into place after a disappointing first two matches.

“We had been disappointed over the last two weeks and a week later it changed. It worked for us tonight where things just clicked - we countered well and scored some good tries,” Ackermann said after the game.

The first 45 minutes was a more balanced affair than the final score suggested, but a yellow card against Bulls prop Morne Mellett sparked a stunning collapse from the home side.

In the 10 minutes Mellett spent on the sideline, the Lions ran in three converted tries for a morale-crushing 21 points.

The Bulls were a spent force by the time they were back to full strength, while the Lions were playing with unbridled confidence.

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