Westport RFC 12 Creggs RFC 22
Creggs U18.5’s continued their recent good form with a hard fought win over Westport RFC last Sunday in Westport. The game was very lucky to be given the go ahead with the hard ground and it proved to be a very physical battle but the Creggs boys pulled out an impressive second half to take the points and continue their pursuit of a league final place for the second year running.
Creggs showed their early intention to move the ball wide from the very first moment and took the lead after 5 minutes when Shane Purcell chipped the on rushing defense and gathered the ball himself to score under the posts which he converted to take a 7-0 lead. It was from there on that Westport took control of the possession with their bigger pack and scored two quick tries to take a 12-7 lead. Creggs regathered the momentum and good work upfront by Aaron Glennon, Adam Finnerty and Amuray Duarte put Creggs back in control up front and were unlucky on the stroke of half time when the forwards recycled the ball close to the Westport line and just lost control as they went over the line leaving the half time score 12-7 to the home side.
Creggs began the second half well and when Eoghan Coyle made a break and off loaded to Shane Purcell who beat two defenders and off loaded inside it looked like a score was inevitable but the slippy ball just eluded Aodha hession and the opportunity was gone adn it looked like it might be one of those days but Creggs were now beginning to put some phases together and up front Danny Arnold, Conor Rohan, John Martin and Killian Higgins were making ground in attack and the Creggs backs were moving much better with Aodha Hession proving a great link and Mairtin Quinn testing the opposition out wide on numerous occasions. Creggs scored tries in the second half through Tim Lambe, Matthew Curley and Jason Hoare and ran out 22-12 winners.
Creggs U18.5’s will play Oughterard at home in two weeks in a must win game to keep up their efforts for league success.