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Creggs back on track with good win

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Connaught Junior 1 League

Creggs 17, NUIG 3.

With just one game left to play, Creggs need a bonus point win in Corrib on Sunday next to guarantee top spot and automatic promotion to Division 1A next season. Anything less means they could technically be overtaken by Castlebar who remain in second place, six points behind but with a game in hand.

CONNACHT J1 LEAGUE TABLE

Pos

Team

Played

W

D

L

PF

PA

Diff

BP

Ded

Pts

1

Creggs

13

10

1

2

234

114

120

5

0

47

2

Castlebar

12

8

1

3

274

177

97

7

0

41

3

Tuam

12

6

2

4

231

158

73

8

0

36

4

Corinthians

12

6

0

6

238

201

37

6

-1

29

5

NUIG

12

5

1

6

232

220

12

6

0

28

6

Ballinrobe

11

5

0

6

187

236

-49

4

0

24

7

Corrib

13

4

1

8

142

332

-190

1

0

19

8

Dunmore

11

1

0

10

169

269

-100

6

-1

9

Creggs were strangely listless in the first half on Sunday, a malfunctioning lineout combined with uncharacteristic handling errors kept the game scoreless for the first half hour.
The students were then first off the mark with a penalty goal after 33 minutes and that separated the sides at the interval.
Creggs struck back early in the second half when a blistering run from impressive centre Elliot Jennings, and he set up his full-back Kevin Gavin for an unconverted try.
Forward pressure ultimately yielded a second try for scrum half Andrew Callaghan after 23 minutes with Mark Brandon adding the conversion.
It was then left-winger Chris Duignan who pounced on a loose ball to cross for a third and wrap up the scoring with 6 minutes remaining. NUIG defended well to prevent a bonus point fourth try.
All told it was a so-so performance with few stand-outs, Jennings always looked dangerous and in the pack Kevin Brandon and Tom Fleming got through an immense amount of work with Peter Lohan injecting a much needed intensity throughout.
Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights.
Creggs Rugby: Kevin Gavin, Luke Meehan, Elliot Jennings, Tom Callaghan, Chris Duignan, Mark Brandon, Andrew Callaghan, Tom Fleming, Maurice Buckley, Aidan Leech, Brian Donoghue, Mike Blighe, Ronan Cahill, Alan Brandon, Kevin Brandon, Sean O’Higgins, Damian Nolan, Peter Lohan, Eoghan Coyle, Ryan Horan, .

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