- Result: Galwegians U16 32 - Buccaneers 20
- Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Nov 10th 2019
- Competition: Connacht U16 League
This was another good solid performance from the lads with a try after just 2mins from flanker Harry Walsh.
Buccs hit back 10 mins later to level the match. But from then until half-time, Wegians dominated with further tries from left wing Dillon Kitt and a second from Walsh, making it 15-5 at half-time.
Buccs were first off the mark shortly after the break, and at 15-10 now, it was game on. Wegians defended gallantly after this and eventually gathered themselves and began to dominate up front once again. There were some powerful performances going forward from tight head Eoghan Harlowe and Callum Brown at 12 causing havoc for the Buccs defence.
Eventually the pressure told and a lovely break in midfield from 13 Conor Cooke-Winters was well supported by debutant no.10 Maitiu O’Toole, whose fine performance was rounded off when he gathered the ball nicely from Cooke and showed lovely pace to touch down to the right of the posts. The try was converted by the ever-reliable Colin Counihan to make it 22-10.
Wegians were now well on top and thanks to the defensive effort from the pack throughout this game, they kept a much larger Buccs pack at bay.
Our next score came from man of the match Callum Browne, who broke from his own 10 metre to score a sensational individual try in the left corner. The conversion attempt was narrowly short for 27-10.
Buccs never gave up and added to their tally with another try in the left corner, with the conversion missed. Next up for Wegians was Dillon Kitt again touching down in the left corner after some fabulous handling and possibly the best team try of the game. Buccs got a consolation try with the last play of the game again not converted, leaving the final score 32-20. That makes it 4 from 4 for Wegians, and next up for the U16s is Oughterard away.