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The JCT got off to a winning start in their League cam­paign, with a 9 try win over Wes­ley. Pres started slowly and only the hard work of prop Kenneth Mur­phy kept Wes­ley off the score sheet. Cil­lean Gui­hen scored a won­der­ful solo ef­fort against the run of play to put us ahead af­ter 15 min­utes. This seemed to set­tle the nerves, and from then on we were well on top. Fur­ther first half tries came Kenneth Mur­phy and Conor Gui­hen. Wes­ley be­gan to get back into the game and af­ter Pres failed to clear their lines; their full back beat two tack­les to score in the cor­ner. Pres put this be­hind them and af­ter re­cov­er­ing the ball from the restart pro­duced the move of the match with cen­tre Ja­son Cur­ran beat­ing his man be­fore off load­ing to Cil­lean Gui­hen who put full back Dean Red­mond over the line with a won­der­fully deft pass. With cap­tain Phillip Haughton kick­ing 3 out of 4 con­ver­sions, the half­time score showed Pres lead­ing by 26 – 5.

The sec­ond half con­tin­ued in the same man­ner, with Kenneth Mur­phy get­ting over for a won­der­ful 2nd try with a 50 yard run. This was quickly fol­lowed by a sec­ond Cil­lean Gui­hen score in which he beat three de­fend­ers on his way to the line. Cil­lean’s last play be­fore be­ing sub­sti­tuted was to put Dean Red­mond in for a sec­ond try. Wes­ley had a bril­liant chance to get on the score sheet again, but a won­der­ful cover tackle from the out­stand­ing Lorcan Mur­phy saved the day. Lorcan then got close to get­ting on the score­board him­self af­ter a 70-yard run through the Wes­ley de­fence but a last ditch tackle from their full back stopped him just 10 yards short. Num­ber 8, Conor Gui­hen got over for his sec­ond of the game pick­ing from a 5

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