RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U18s REMAIN UNBEATEN

first_imgLetterkenny U18sTable toppers Letterkenny U18s remain unbeaten after there trip toDromore on Saturday although their winning start to the season hascome to an end.In very wet and windy conditions the game ended in an8-8 draw with both teams scoring a try and a penalty kick. A morningof heavy rainfall meant Letterkenny were aware that the pitch wasunlikely to suit there open running style and so a battle of bothpacks ensued.With a heavy pitch underfoot out half Peter Scot choseto kick to move his team forward. Lkenny’s early dominance told andafter 15 mins were ahead thanks to the boot of Daniel Faulkner whoscored a penalty.Although they had more of the possession Lkennycould not add to the scoreboard and were made to pay when Dromoreenjoyed their only spell of superiority just before half time andcrossed the line for a try. In another blow for Letterkenny they lostfirst choice hooker Stephen Holmes to injury. 5-3 at the break wastough on the lads as they had dominated territory and possession.Early in the second Dromore were to score again with a penalty andwith the injuries mounting this time to replacement hooker ChristopherGreen soon to be followed with a nasty head wound by Darragh Toal itbegan to look like the game was slipping away from Letterkenny.Conditions underfoot worsened and made kicking and handling verydifficult as Faulker missed two chances to reduce the deficit.Although Lettrekenny continued to dominate possession resolute defencefrom Dromore and a number of handling errors meant frustration wasgrowing in the Letterkenny ranks. A quick penalty and an impressiverun by Matthew Faulkner through the defence led to a series of drivesthat were held up on the line with the pressure only being relievedfor Dromore with another handling error. With time running out the team displayed its never say die spirit and with Joseph Dunleavy again leading the forwards by example and ably supported by DiarmuidGallagher and sub Stephen Gibson the Dromore line was finally crossedby Dunleavy himself.With 4 mins still to play Lkenny went in searchof the winning score from the restart but time would run out. On a daywhen conditions dictated so many things on the pitch the pack workedthemselves to a stand still and so the team remain top of the tablewith another big test ahead of them next week when Randalstown visitDave Gallagher Park.Letterkenny E Henry, A Boal-Quinn, M Faulkner,D Faulkner O Toal, PScott, B Khavia, J Dunleavy, D Toal, M Molloy, J Fogarty, D Gallagher,D Ward, S Holmes, C Green. Subs K Grant, J Roulston, J Smeaton, WDouglas S Gibson.RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U18s REMAIN UNBEATEN was last modified: November 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img


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