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Mens U20s 17 – Buccs 7

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Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians U20 17 - Buccaneers 7
  • Venue: Dubarry Park on Sun Sep 12th 2021
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Match Report

With players rested for the senior match with Ballina, the u20s went into a crucial match with Buccaneers with a strong squad. On a perfect day for rugby, the rugby was far from perfect. Easy on the eye for a defence coach if nobody else, with the match scoreless as half-time approached.

For Buccaneers, it did not approach soon enough. Superb line-speed from the ‘Wegians young guns forced a loose pass. Evan Brady was the beneficiary of the misplaced ball, powering over near the posts.

The sharpness was a bit of a theme for the away side, and scrum-half Kelvin Langan showed he was no slouch with a quick tap that caught Buccs off guard. A subsequent lineout and lineout maul saw flanker Hugh Duffy cross the whitewash, with James Deacy’s extras doubling the lead to 0-14.

A struggling home side brought themselves back into contention with a nice solo effort from their fullback. The conversion was landed and some impactful substitutes put ‘Wegians under some pressure of their own.

However some impressive game management from a young team ensured they held out until the dying stages, with a huge victory secured thanks to a booming penalty from Langan, who had taken over kicking responsibilities from the substituted James Deacy.

All in all, a successful day at the office.

Players

Luke Hurson, Matas Saduaskas, Evan Brady, Zak Rather, Tom Kelly, James Deacy, Kevin Langan, Gary Lally, Conor Joyce, Nikki Pfeiffer, Jack Kennedy, Niall Murphy, Hugh Duffy, Dylan Keane, Mark O’Connor

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