A share of the spoils

Enniscorthy Guardian - - SPORT -

GOREY 22 BEC­TIVE RANGERS 22

THE GOREY J2s started the new year with a share of the spoils against a very game Bec­tive Rangers when they wel­comed the Dublin­ers to Clonat­tin on Satur­day.

Gorey started well and on 15 min­utes, af­ter some ex­cel­lent work by the pack, Jor­dan Ah­ern went over to open the scor­ing, with Cian Had­den adding the con­ver­sion.

Their lead was short­lived though, with the vis­i­tors’ re­sponse see­ing Jeff Ma­hon round off a flow­ing move to go over for a try.

In the 30th minute Bec­tive took the lead with a penalty af­ter an in­fringe­ment at a ruck.

For the re­main­der of the half Gorey upped their game and, af­ter Niall Cousins crossed for their sec­ond try with Had­den just wide with the con­ver­sion at­tempt, 12-10 was the score at the break.

The sec­ond-half saw the vis­i­tors start the brighter and it was not long un­til they re­stored their lead when they crossed for their sec­ond try.

A Gorey penalty saw them tie the teams at 15-15 mid­way through. Bec­tive re­sponded with a well-worked try to take their score to 22-15.

But the home team re­sponded well and a num­ber of phases later brought the teams level again when Lloyd Stephens crossed for an­other Gorey try, and Cian Had­den con­verted.

That was the way it ended, with a draw prob­a­bly the fairest re­sult as both sides had tried hard in a very en­ter­tain­ing game.

Gorey: W. Roth­well, E. Walsh, J. Mul­li­gan, L. Kin­sella, L. Stephens, N. Cousins, D. Say­wer, J. Ah­ern, A. O’Brien, C. Had­den, H. Kennedy, E. Buck­ley, D. O’Neill, J. Wil­loughby, S. Tomkins, G. Bater, B. Doyle, K. Roth­well, S. Carty, C. But­ler, W. O Mor­choe.

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