League lead­ers tri­umph

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

LEAGUE lead­ers Wick­low trav­elled to sec­ond placed Eden­derry for a cru­cial top of the ta­ble clash.

This was a tough away fix­ture played in blus­tery and damp con­di­tions.

Eden­derry kicked off and soon had Wick­low un­der pres­sure, scor­ing try af­ter eight min­utes.

Af­ter a nervy start Wick­low got into their stride. Ciara Pa­trick play­ing on the left wing put Eden­derry on the back foot with a se­ries of line hug­ging kicks in suc­ces­sion.

Go­ing for­ward, An­drea Petru, who was picked for the Span­ish na­tional squad, fol­lowed suit with another great kick chase and Me­gan Parkin­son got over for the try.

Within min­utes, Wick­low got their sec­ond. Jess Sch­midt, Mar­leyn and Amy O’Neill, drove hard at Eden­derry and quick hands saw Ciara Pa­trick score in the cor­ner.

Eden­derry fought back and Wick­low lost a player to the sin bin in their own 22.

Eden­derry also lost a player to the sin bin and had a penalty re­versed un­der their own posts. Quick think­ing and quick hands, saw Ciara Pa­trick get her sec­ond try.

The half-time score was 5-15 to Wick­low.

The sec­ond half saw Eden­derry come out all guns blaz­ing.

Vicki Rice put in a mas­sive tackle and Me­gan Parkin­son in full back mode made some great runs to telling ef­fect.

Wick­low’s fourth try was a re­sult of a kick ahead by Ciara Pa­trick.

The ball bob­bled to­wards the line and the Eden­derry de­fender dropped it and Erin McCon­nell pounced to score. The con­ver­sion was suc­cess­ful. Wick­low led by 5-22.

Wick­low’s last try was the re­sult of strong run­ning by Mea­gan Parkin­son and and fin­ished off by Hanna Rose. The con­ver­sion was suc­cess­ful.

Eden­derry fought back and got over for a con­so­la­tion score to leave the fi­nal score read­ing Eden­erry 10, Wick­low 29.

This was great team per­for­mance and the buzz post match was pal­pa­ble.

Wick­low are in a strong po­si­tion to go on and win the league and the cov­eted pro­mo­tion to Divi­sion 1.

Next up is the Metro Cup fi­nal against Rail­way Union on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20.

Please get out to sup­port the ta­ble top­pers.

Scorers - Tries: Me­gan Parkin­son, Han­nah Rose Buck­ley, Erin McCon­nell ,Ciara Pa­trick (2). Cons: Ciara Pa­trick (2).

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