If the Golden Lions are to go all the way in this shortened version of the Currie Cup, it would have come courtesy of loose forward Hacjivah Diyamani who again put on a stellar performance to help his side to a come-from-behind 38-35 win over the Blue Bulls here last night.
The 20-year-old Dayimani thrives on open play and as soon as his team began chasing the game, the former Jeppe Boys’ High eighthman came into his own and scored the Lions last two tries that ultimately won them the game.
Dayimani’s first try in the 65th minute was nothing short of brilliant as his fleet-footed inside outside step against Bulls wing Duncan Matthews was enough to propel him along the left hand touch line for the 40 metre sprint that saw the Lions regain the lead for the first time since the seventh minute.
Five minutes later Dayimani nailed the final mail into the Bulls coffin as he latched on to a short pass from flyhalf Shaun Reynolds to canter in for his brace and eventually the winning score.
However, Dayimani was not the Lions lone star as the rest of his teammates came to the party in denying the Bulls in the dying moments of the game with some timely turnovers first from the scrum and then twice at the breakdown five metres from their try-line.