Sec­onds miss out on win­ning chance

Bray People - - SPORT -

WICK­LOW 2ND XV lost a game the should have won when they trav­elled to En­nis­cor­thy for the lat­est round of Le­in­ster league fix­tures on Sun­day. Wick­low started well and dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings from the off.

They scored try wide on right from John Kear­ney af­ter some ex­cel­lent re­cy­cling by the pack who were well in con­trol of the for­ward ex­changes.

A lack of con­cen­tra­tion saw Wick­low con­cede a try af­ter a soft turnover in mid­field. En­nis­cor­thy moved the ball wide and ran in a score from 60 me­tres out. The con­ver­sion was added and Wick­low turned around at the break 7-5 down.

Early in the sec­ond half Wick­low con­ceded an­other soft try un­der posts fol­low­ing a mix-up in de­fence. The con­ver­sion was again added and Wick­low trailed 14-5. To their credit they bat­tled back well and were re­warded with a well de­served try from a rolling maul. Eanna Killeen was deemed to have touched the ball down. The con­ver­sion was missed but Wick­low were back in touch at 14-10. Un­for­tu­nately the clock ran down be­fore they were able to score again.

Best for Wick­low on the day were Niall Hig­gins who had an ex­cel­lent in the li­ne­out, the ex­pe­ri­enced Si­mon Nor­ton, Barra Kuntz who tack­led his heart out and Shane Byrne.

Wick­low will look to get back to win­ning ways when they take on Garda at Ash­town Lane on Sun­day next. Kick-off is at 1.30 p.m.

Wick­low: Dave Quinn, Eanna Killeen, Si­mon Nor­ton, Barry Traynor, Niall Hig­gins, Barra Kuntz, Rob Nolan Matthew Byrne, Rob Hop­kins Shane Byrne, Paddy Downey, Brian Byrne, John Kear­ney, Mor­gan Fox, Ben Arm­strong. Subs: Paul Hodgkin­son, Pádraig Naughton Liam Byrne, Chris McKe­own, Yuri Savchenko, Niall Kear­ney.

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