Grey­stones are too strong for Barn­hall


Bray People - - Sport -

Grey­stones 29 Barn­hall 6: Grey­stones got off to a good start with their first out­ing in the Le­in­ster Se­nior League Cup, with a solid win against Barn­hall.

They should have scored within a minute, when a good break by out­half James Power from out­side the vis­i­tors 22, but he was stopped just short of the line.

Three min­utes later and a burst­ing run from half­way by new sign­ing Ste­vie Meyer saw his way­ward pass spoil the move, how­ever Meyer had a fine game throught and looks like he could do well in this side.

A penalty soon af­ter by Power opened the scor­ing.

Stones had all the play and on ten min­utes a try from Karl Deshnu in the right hand cor­ner con- verted by Power put them ahead by ten points.

The vis­i­tors then scored two penal­ties in quick suc­ce­sion to go into a lead but Stones took it back within five min­utes with a try from John Hannon, play­ing against his for­mer club. Power was once again on tar­get with the con­ver­sion to leave the score 17-6 at the break.

The sec­ond-half saw the home team up the play and a try from Johnny Downey con­verted by Power saw the lead in­crease.

Soon af­ter Power had to re­tire with a leg in­jurey which saw full­back Mark Ger­raghty take his place at out­half, and within five min­utes he scored a great try when tak­ing the ball on the Barn­hall twenty-two, he saw his oppo- site num­ber give him a nar­row gap and ghosted through to score un­der the sticks

How­ever he nar­rowly missed the con­ver­sion but made amends later with a well taken penalty to fur­ther ex­tend the lead.

With al­most the last play of the game Deshnu got his sec­ond of the day when a spilled ball by the vis­i­tors in­side the Grey­stones twenty-two was hacked on by wing Ro­nan O’Car­roll and fol­low­ing up by both him­self and Deshnu they beat the Barn­hall cover to score close in to the posts with Ger­raghty kick­ing the con­ver­sion to earn a well de­served win.

Next up on Wed­nes­day evening, Grey­stones take on Lans­downe with a 7.30 p.m. kick-off at the RDS.

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