Wick­low un­der-19s too strong

Bray People - - GENERAL SPORT -

WICK­LOW TOOK a gi­ant leap into the Le­in­ster Cup semi-fi­nal with an em­phatic vic­tory over neigh­bours Rath­drum.

Wick­low were in to­tal con­trol from the off and in the sev­enth minute winger Gerry Mora Kelly took a great po­si­tion to fin­ish off a fine Wick­low move. Ben Porter con­verted.

Two min­utes later Michael Doyle blocked down an at­tempted Rath­drum clear­ance to score the sec­ond try with Porter again con­vert­ing. In the 11th minute Al­varo Calle­jas broke through some tack­les and sprinted un­der the posts. Porter con­verted. In the 16th minute Mark Hig­gins danced through the Rath­drum de­fence to score al­low­ing an­other suc­cess­ful kick by Porter.

In the 25th minute Ja­son Byrne scored from a penalty move with Porter con­vert­ing. In the 29th minute Porter made a strong run to score and con­vert his try. In the last minute of the half Ja­son Byrne scored his sec­ond try.

Gavin Cox, Andrew Boyce, Kyle War­ren, Si­mon Dunne all came on at half­time and nor­mal ser­vice con­tin­ued. In the 40th minute Judd Byrne scored un­der the posts. In the 49th minute Kyle War­ren was lethal from five me­tres. In the 50th minute Kevin Wylie scored. A minute later Ben Man­gan got on the score­sheet. Two min­utes later Ja­son Byrne got his hat-trick. A minute later the game ended with Si­mon Dunne scor­ing. Porter again coverted all six tries in the sec­ond half. Wick­low now face Gorey in the semi-fi­nal.

Wick­low: Al­varo Calle­jas, Ja­son Byrne, Neill Dick­en­son,Kil­lian Her­aughty, Kil­lian O’Ma­hony, Michael Doyle, Judd Byrne, Mark Hig­gins, Ben Porter, Karl Townsend Smith, Ben Man­gan, Wayne Browne, Gerry Mora Kelly, Kevin Wylie, Andrew Boyce,Gavin Cox, Si­mon Dunne, Kyle War­ren.

In other ac­tion, Wick­low U-16s de­feated a spir­ited Sker­ries side 17-15 in the Le­in­ster Schools and Youth Cup. They now face Na­van at Ash­town Lane next Sun­day at 1130.

The U-14s, boosted by a num­ber of the U-13s squad, took on Mullingar at Ash­town Lane in the Le­in­ster Schools and Youth Cup. With a ter­rific per­for­mance in a great game, they were just two points short at 17-19 with six min­utes to go. Un­for­tu­nately, Mullingar fin­ished the stronger with a con­verted try in the clos­ing min­utes.

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