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Seconds 18 – Tuam 12


Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians Seconds 18 - Tuam 12
  • Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Nov 13th 2011
  • Competition: Connacht J1A League

Match Report

Galwegians 2nds provided some excellent entertainment on Sunday as they pulled off an unexpected win against Tuam in Crowley Park.

A capricious wind was blowing across the field as both sides took to the field in otherwise excellent conditions and the home team started at a gallop swinging the ball from one side of the field to the other.

However their early pressure only produced a 3-0 lead as the wind played havoc with the place kicking which led to only 1 of 3 penalty attempts at goal from centre Padraig Jennings being successful.

The Tuam defense was proving difficult to break although a glorious show and go from prop Ger Fahy opened it up only for a knockon at the last second to spoil a glorious chance for Wegians first try.

As the half approached the end Tuam broke the siege with some wonderful hands and elusive running to score in the corner to put them up 3-5. They then dominated the final few minutes of the half but could not extend their lead.

Tuam came out in the second half with the same creativeness that they finished the first half and they scored another excellent try under the posts to stretch their lead to 12-3.

Tuam looked in complete control at this stage however the home sides youthful energy started to wear them down with the forwards, inspired by marauding No.8 Eoin Tarmey, providing some superb ball for the backline to pile on the pressure.

An outrageous piece of footballing skill from replacement prop Martin Fox ensured a promising move by Wegians was kept alive and led to a clinical piece of finishing in the right corner by fullback Andy Fallon to bring the Blues back into the contest at 12-8.

With the youngsters in Blue now with their tales up and running from everywhere their next score came when out half Ross Shaughnessy spotted that Tuam had no cover behind the defensive line and he executed a marvelous chip and chase to put Wegians into a 13-12 lead.

The confidence was now flowing throughout the home team and they finished the game with another flowing move which ended with wing David Quill diving over the line to finish the scoring at 18-12 for a well merited win for Wegians.

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