Creggs First XV 41 Westport RFC 19

Creggs First XV 41 Westport RFC 19

Creggs first team took on Westport at home on Saturday night. On the attack from the start Creggs got into the Westport half with the pack working hard. After 5 minutes the ball was moved across the backline where Mikey Dunne ran from the 10 metre line first score converted by Shane Purcell. The next 15 minutes were dominated by Westport’s pack inside the Creggs 22. Creggs team held out eventually winning a penalty to relieve the pressure downfield. 35 meters out Creggs won a penalty kicked by Shane Purcell going 10 up. From the kick off Creggs went back on the attack winning a penalty on the half way line and Westport getting a yellow card. The lineout with quick release across the backs left Ojani Lalogafau score in the corner and Purcell co, 17 clear. Creggs concentration dipped before half time with Westport getting their 1st try on 38 minutes. From the kick off Ojani made a good tackle locking Westport into their 22. An relieving Garryowen only going 15 meters was tapped by Eoghan Coyle to Mark Purcell who broke 3 tackles to weave for Creggs 3rd try converted by his brother to put Creggs ahead 24-5 at half time. Westport 2nd half ko put Creggs under pressure. On 56 minutes winning a scrum on the 22 they ran forward trying to lob winger Dunne who gathered 10 meters out. What transpired was one of the fastest trys ever scored. Dunne tipped off passing to Mark Purcell inside his goal line who sprinted out passing to Eoghan Coyle who passed wide to Jack Fleming. Around the halfway he offloaded again to Coyle and when being tackled he offloaded to Fleming who sprinted home from 40 yards out for Creggs 4th try. On 65 minutes Mark Purcell grubber kicked into the goal line where the defended carried over and was grounded giving Creggs the put in scrum. Fast passing say the ball go wide where Dunne got his 2nd try to go 34-5 up. On 70 minutes Westport scored in the left corner when the unmarked winger had a clear run in. A great conversion put the score at 34-12. From the kick off Creggs attacked and after 9 phases the ball went wide again to Duignan who scored the 6th try in the corner converted by Shane Purcell. Final score 41-19
Photos and video by Steve Fahey.

Creggs First XV 41 Westport RFC 19
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