Wesley make it five straight with Malone win

On an intense as well as breezy November mid-day in Energia Park, Donnybrook, Old Wesley scored their fifth consecutive success in this year’s All Ireland League Div. 1B with a slim and tough combated 16-11 over site visitors from Belfast, Malone, who belied their lowly league setting with a superb efficiency.

This triumph leaves Old Wesley level at the top of the table with Highfield, with the Cork club being marginally in advance on factors differential.

Truthfully, Old Wesley will certainly be the initial to admit to being a trifle lucky in eeking out a narrow success despite spending most of the second half in their very own territory.

The first fifty percent began promisingly, with scrum fifty percent, Ian Cassidy, knocking over a good fine after 4 mins to open the scoring. Malone, with the advantage of the swirling wind, levelled quickly with a fine by winger, Rory Campbell.

Both sides were playing lively amusing rugby and, after 8 mins, following an exceptional motion, Old Wesley’s no. 8, Sandwich Pim showed great hands in picking up a long pass off his boots to go across in the edge without shedding any kind of energy. Cassidy, with an exceptional kick, slotted the conversion (Old Wesley 10-3).

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On 12 minutes, Cassidy added an additional fine to extend the Wesley lead to an useful looking 13-3. Malone returned extremely highly yet, regardless of some eye-catching back line activities, they were unable to breach the stubborn Wesley protection, with an excellent”jackal”under the posts by JJ O’Dea and also superb defensive reads throughout by Eoin Deegan as well as Tommy O’Callaghan being successful in obstructing the Belfast males. Finally, on 28 minutes, Malone lastly breached the Wesley protection with a well worked try, finished off by winger, Andy Bryans. Campbell fell short to include the factors(Old Wesley 13-8 ). Not Long After, Cassidy, that had an important 100 percent strike rate on the day, kicked an additional outstanding charge to extend the lead to 16-8, as well as this, after half an hour, would prove to be the residence side’s final score. In the second period, Malone were essentially camped in Wesley region for the majority of the half. Nonetheless, the wall of

protection shown by Wesley in misfortune was extremely remarkable in snuffing out all Malone’s attempts to rating. A particular naivety as well as absence of calmness presented by Malone was absolutely a contributing factor additionally in maintaining the 2nd half scoreless up until the 77th minute, when Campbell ultimately made it a”one rating”game with a charge, with three mins continuing to be, Wesley hanging on for another big win. Photo: Deryck Vincent

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