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|13th January 2019||2:30 pm||MJL||2018/2019||80'|
A tough day at the office after an improving run of late. Clon are second in the table and look like they will be promoted.
Once again, we were down to bare boards player wise, The visitors dominated the first ten minutes, but we defended resolutely and looked fairly comfortable. We then lost a player to a yellow card and suddenly we were 12 points down.
Worse was to follow. Scrum half Eugene Redmond, having a decent season, injured his leg. The only back on the bench was Paddy Naughton,( hoping to come back from a second serious knee injury), was pressed into service as scrum half, about 45 minutes earlier than he would have hoped.
Somebody then accidentally stood on Paddy’s foot, and we finished the game with virtually 14 men.
By 55 minutes, the West Cork side had secured the bonus point and then added a couple more tries to finish 41 points ahead.
We never gave up trying however, but it’s definitely a 23 man game now.
The top two apart, we can give anyone else a decent game, but we need to get more players back on the pitch.
Some match pictures.
Eugene gets the ball away.
The very impressive Eddie Delahunt, lays the ball back.
Paddy gets the ball away.
Ryan gets his clearance in.