18 - 16Full Time
|24th January 2019||8:00 pm||Junior 1||2019/2020||80'|
A cracking Junior Cup team went to extra time, before a late Jeff Hodder try sealed matters.
There was 15 minutes on the clock, when some great interplay, saw Smythie go over for the opening try. Laz added the points.
The game ebbed and flowed and with some 35 minutes gone, it seemed the visitors would have to score, after much pressure deep in our twenty two, but great defense, saw us turn over the ball.
The visitors had a penalty some minutes later, and the first half finished with us leading 7points to 3.
There were signs that this young backline are finding their feet and in truth, we could have been further ahead.
Fermoy had an early penalty to leave us just a point ahead and when they added a converted try on twenty minutes, thing did not look too good.
Behind by 13 points to 7 now, we still looked very dangerous in possession, Laz added a penalty with 9 minutes on the clock and we won another penalty with two minutes to go. Laz opted for the kick at goal and duly leveled the game.
We then had two great try chances, but just failed to finish.
There was no score in the first period of extra time and when Fermoy took the lead with a penalty three minutes into the second period of extra time, it seemed all was lost.
Our back line was impressive all night and in truth could have had three or four tries, but we conjured up a try worthy of winning any game, with Jeff touching down wide out.
We saw out the last minute or two for a great victory.
Craig, Smythie and especially Matthew were very impressive, while Hennessy revelled in his new roll as a ball carrier, but over all everyone play a part in a great game on a cold night.
Sorry about the Pictures, but I have never got to grips with our flood lighting.
Matthew looking for the turn over.
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