Wicklow win a thriller
THE Wicklow and Enniscorthy under-14s served up a 12-try thriller at Ross Road in great conditions for rugby last weekend. A much changed Wicklow side took to the field for their first encounter of the season. After a tentative start, Wicklow took the lead with an early penalty from James Curry.
This was soon followed by some great work in defense and a breakaway try from Alex Dunne down the wing putting the Wicklow boys 0-10 up.
Enniscorthy responded with a well taken try to close the gap. Following the restart Wicklow went on the attack and were rewarded with a penalty 10 meters out quickly taken by Liam Delaney who drove over the line.
Enniscorthy soon responded with a try of their own leaving the score at 21-15.
A well worked move with no 8 Kieran Armstrong popping the ball to an oncoming James Curry cutting sharply through the defense narrowed the gap to 21-20.
Following the break, momentum moved to the home team who were awarded a penalty at a ruck resulting in a try. This was quickly followed by another try after a lapse in concentration putting Scorthy 35-20 ahead.
Down but not out, the Wicklow boys fought back and after some fine work from the forwards with an attacking scrum, the ball moved wide allowing Luke Joynt to cut through the defense for a well taken try converted by James Curry to bring it to 35-27.
’Scorthy struck back from the restart to extend their lead to 40-27 with six minutes remaining. Fresh legs from the Wicklow bench added a new impetus and the forwards took the ball on, culminating in Jake Mitchell piercing a packed defence under the posts with extras added, 40-34.
Wicklow went immediately on the attack after the restart and worked the ball up field grinding out the yards. The ball went quickly through the hands to reach Luke Joynt who spotted a gap and raced through far right of the posts closing the gap to a point. With seconds left on the clock, up stepped James Curry to take the kick. Enniscorthy 40, Wicklow 41.
Action from the Wicklow v Enniscorthy clash at Ross Road.