26 - 22Full Time
|29th September 2019||2:30 pm||2019/2020||80'|
A much needed win for the start of the J1’s league campaign.
On a perfect Rugby day the J1’s welcomed Kinsale to Rathcooney for a nail biting end to end game of Rugby. Old Christians got onto the score sheet first with a penalty kicked expertly by Johnny he was accurate all day with his kicks. Kinsale missed a penalty but went on to score a converted try bringing the score to 3 – 7. Old Christians were awarded another penalty within range which Johnny converted bringing us within one point of Kinsale. Kinsale answered again with a converted penalty pulling even further ahead. 6 – 14. Again Old Christians were awarded a penalty converted by Johnny bringing our tally to 9 – 14. After a period of pressure the much needed try finally came Old Christians way grounded by Laszlo, converted by Johnny just before the half time whistle leaving old Christians ahead for the break. Old Christians 16 – 14 Kinsale half time.
At the start of the second half we were awarded another penalty which was converted increasing our lead to 5 points. Kinsale were also awarded a penalty which they converted cutting the lead back to 2. After a well worked period of pressure Craig broke through for his try which was converted. Bringing the score to 26 – 17 our biggest lead of the day. The last 5 minutes were the most nail biting with prolonged pressure from Kinsale, Old Christians kept their discipline and didn’t give away a penalty in this period but Kinsale did manage to break through for a try which wasn’t converted bringing the score 26 – 22. Johnny wasn’t the only kicker Laszlo also had a great game kicking to touch. The J1’s scrum worked really well all day their line out not so much. The full time score was Old Christians 26 – 22 Kinsale.
The next match is the 6th of October an away match to Muskerry K.O. 2.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.