- Result: Galwegians Thirds 16 - Claremorris 10
- Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Nov 3rd 2019
- Competition: Connacht J2 League
The 3rds claimed a very hard fought away win against Claremorris colts last Sunday.
After getting a very warm welcome from the colts management sadly the weather didn't have as warm a welcome with the rain being a constant thorn in the side all game.
The games started brightly with wegians controlling much of the open play.
A try came about in the first 10 minutes by wegians Flying Mayoman Ciaran Pateman after some brilliant foot work and speed to get over the line. Conversion scored by the ever reliable boot of Wegians scrum half Colm McGuiness (Mac) to make it 0-7.
A further penalty came about after controlled pressure from wegians making it 0-10 .
About 25 minutes in the colts got a well worked try, this was converted and the game opened up for what would end up being a real physical contest.
Wegians finished the half with two further converted penalties from Mac to go in at the break 7-16 in front.
Wegians didn't score any further points in the second half and the colts piled the pressure on for the remaining 40 minutes with some great line out steals and physical running, particularly by the colts looses head prop and first centre. The last score of the game a converted penalty went to the colts who deserved the points after sustained pressure. The game finished with some fantastic defence and tackling by Wegians who saw out the game defending their line for 5 minutes to get the win.
Next up for the 3rds is back home in Glenina on Sunday the 17th of November v Loughrea RFC. kick off 2.30pm.
Come along and support the lads for what is always a big battle of local teams.