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U20s 25 – Trinity 31


Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians U20 25 - Dublin University 31
  • Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Feb 10th 2019
  • Competition: JP Fanagan U20 League Premier 2

Match Report

Yet another cliffhanger from our Under 20s last Sunday in Crowley Park which is becoming too much of a habit for their suffering mentors and supporters! Sadly we were on the wrong side of a nine try thriller but at least came away with both losing and try bonus points.

Wegians started brightly and were rewarded with a fine try at the Dublin Road end inside five minutes from centre Aaron Whyte-Martin. With a strong swirling wind Hamill failed with the difficult conversion but nailed a penalty soon afterwards to leave his team eight points to the good.

Trinity, however, stormed back and showed their undoubted class by scoring three unanswered tries before the break, two converted to challenge Wegians to mount yet another rearguard action in the second half having to face an eleven point deficit.

HT  Galwegians 8 Trinity 19

As so often this season  we managed to raise the tempo and really got going in the second period. Scrum half Barry Walsh squeezed his way over following great forward pressure.  Unfortunately Hamill missed the conversion, again having difficulty with the elements which certainly did not favour the kickers.

From the restart Trinity came right back at us again to score another unconverted try to bring the score to 13-24. Not prepared to give up Wegians produced some more superb forward drives culminating in Terry Abayoni forcing his way over the line for an excellent try, which, with Dylan Hamills extra points put us within four points of the Trinity students.

The teams were very evenly matched at this stage with both making reasonable chance. However, with five minutes remaining Wegians scored a superb try, centre Adi Donovan finishing off some wonderful back play to put his side back in front by 25 points to 24.

Sadly, yet again we left Trinity back and the finished the game stronger scoring to the left of the posts and kicking the easy conversion to run out winners by 31 to 25.

Next up is Old Belvedere away next Sunday in Anglesea Road so if anyone wants an afternoon filled with nail biting suspense, that is the place to be!!

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