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Creggs Under-14 Boys Big Home Semi-Final Win

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Creggs RFC 55, Westport RFC 10.

The creggs Under-14 Boys team welcomed Westport to the 4G Pitch for their Connacht Plate Semi -Final last Sunday.

This was a must win clash or the season was over. The day was bright and dry which made it ideal for a running game.

From the kick off it was obvious that Creggs were up for this game. Cian Trimble collected the kick of and ran back at Westport and was finally dragged down inside the Westport 22. Creggs retained position and kept the pressure on.

The carried the ball to Westport and went through two phases of play and then spread the ball wide to Dan Kelly on the wing who scored in the corner, 5-0.

From the kick-out this time Dan Kelly collected it on the wing, and ran back at Westport but he was forced out over the line for a Westport line-out. Creggs presume on line out resulted in them winning the ball and being able to attack the line again.

Creggs spread the ball wide and then back the other way. This stretched the Westport defence which gave Pierce Fannon the opportunity to break the line for his second try of the season. It was converted to leave creggs 12-0 in front.

Westport started to grow into the game, recycling some good possession. However, against the run of play Cian Kieran applied pressure, robbed a ball in the tackle and ran over for a nice try. Kaylum Curren converted to give creggs a 19-0 heading in to the last five minutes of the first half.

Again Creggs interaction among the forwards and then transferring quickly out to the backs paid dividends, when Cian Trimble sliced through for Creggs fourth try and Kaylum Curran converted again, to give the home team a 26-0 lead at the break.

The second half continued in the same vain with Creggs dominance on the park. Tries from Cian Trimble and Conor Diffley stretched the lead to 40-0.

However, Westport never gave up and they were finally rewarded for their consistent efforts with a try. This left the score 40- 5.
Creggs begin to make a few changes at this stage to give an opportunities to some of their large panel. And the Creggs machine was still not finished scoring and tries from Jack Dolan and a second by Dan Kelly stretched the lead to 52-5.

With a full bench unloaded the Creggs defence was a little at sixes and sevens. Westport took advantage of all the changes to get over for their second try.

In the game very close to full-time Creggs were awarded a penalty in front of the posts. Kaylum Curran added the 3 points.

Creggs finished the game 55-10 winners. This was a very well controlled victory and leaves these bunch of players in a very good place leading in to their Connacht Final. This game is scheduled on the 24th of April, and the opposition will the winners of Ballina Green v Buccaneers Yellow semi-final.

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