Galwegians U14s 8 Buccs U14s 6

In a highly entertaining and competitive on the very playable top pitch in Glenina (when was the last time you could say that in February) on Sunday morning, Galwegians U14s fashioned a late penalty to beat a very gutsy and determined Buccaneers side by 2 points with virtually the last kick of the game. Wegians had started very well and were rucking and mauling very well and holding onto possession intelligently but they couldn’t force their way over the line due to some very tenacious tackling by the visitors. Buccs eventually relieved the pressure with some excellent kicking and eventually worked a penalty about 30 meters out which was successfully converted to give them a 3-0 lead.
Wegians came storming back and after sustained pressure scored a try in the corner that was just too difficult to convert leaving them with a 5-3 lead at half-time, although they were lucking when Buccs missed a very kick-able penalty right on the stroke of half time.

Buccs turned up the heat early in the second half and eventually kicked another penalty to give them a single point lead. Wegians made use of their extensive bench and it showed the depth of the squad that the quality of play didn’t drop. Wegians piled on the pressure but showed a lack of composure as they just couldn’t create the little bit of space to get the ball down as the superb Buccs defense kept them out. The game ebbed and flowed with breakouts from both sides providing superb entertainment for the large crowd that had gathered for some games to be played later in the day. With time ebbing away Wegians cranked up the pressure and forced a number of  penalties which brought the game deep into the Buccs 22. More Wegian pressure dragged the Buccs defense offside in a kickable position which was duly converted to give the home team an excellent 8 points to 6 win.


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