Galwegians were defeated by a strong Buccaneers side in perfect conditions at Crowley Park by 16 points to 3. In an entertaining match full of running rugby with play fluctuating from one end of the field to the other with some excellent kicking to complement the ball handling skills of both sides.  Both sides had chances to score tries but solid defense and some dodgy decision making ensured both trylines remained uncrossed with the half-time score of 3-3 not reflecting the quality of play on display.

Buccs upped the pressure in the second half and eventually managed to convert a penalty to keep their noses in front. Galwegians powered back and only some very gutsy defending on the line prevented the city side from scoring. The pressure eventually led to a penalty and the miss proved pivotal as Buccs worked their way back down field and converted a good kick to edge 6 points in front with less that 15 minutes to go. With Wegians chasing the game Buccs produced the best passage of the match to score in the corner which was expertly converted to give a final score of 16-3 to the visitors.

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