Ark­low un­der-14s draw

Bray People - - Sport -

Ark­low un­der-14s 10, New Ross 10: Ark­low un­der-14s made heavy work of this South East League match.

Dom­i­nat­ing the game through out they should have won but for bad de­ci­sion mak­ing com­bined with bad tackling and poor han­dling. Con­versely New Ross tack­led su­perbly which kept Ark­low at bay.

From the kick-off Ark­low were on top and on three oc­ca­sions had an over­lap of three to one but each time Ark­low took the wrong op­tion. New Ross were fi­nally in the Ark­low half of the pitch and were re­warded with a try af­ter some slack tackling al­lowed the left winger to score in the cor­ner. At half­time the score was New Ross 5 points, Ark­low nil points.

Ark­low made four changes at half-time and this paid div­i­dends straight away from the kick-off. Pres­sure by the Ark­low for­wards forced a knock on by New Ross in their 22 and from the re­sult­ing scrum a dart­ing run by Michael O Scan­naill to score in the cor­ner. Jamie Roe was short with the con­ver­sion.

Ark­low were still in con­trol but a loose pass and a missed tackle with the New Ross winger broke free and squeezed in the cor­ner. Ten points to five for New Ross and time run­ning out Ark­low won a line out in the Ross 22 and a great de­ter­mined drive for the line yielded a great try for Philip Utu­nas. Jamie Roe was again short with the con­ver­sion.

In the end Ark­low were happy with their draw. It was a game Ark­low could have won, but on too many oc­ca­sions they failed to do the sim­ple things right and that’s what wins close matches,

Train­ing Mon­days and Wed­nes­days on the pitch at seven. New play­ers al­ways wel­come. Un­der-8, 10, 12s train Satur­day at 10.30 to 12.00 a.m. Con­tact Bar­ney Hynes on 0862309921.

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