Wesley put the dampeners on UCC anniversary party

by Aaron Dunne
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Rugby: Old Wesley put the dampeners on UCC’s 150th anniversary celebrations with a 25-15 win in the AIL last weekend

The first score of the game came on 23 minutes when Nathan Randles scored in the corner, and the Dublin side went in 7-3 ahead at the break.

It was an ideal start to the second half for Old Wesley.

After a minute and a half Alex Molloy found a gap in the UCC defence and continued on one of his classic jinking runs and avoiding tackles crossed for a try under the posts. 

Cassidy extended the lead to 20-3 with a well struck 40 metre penalty goal, 

The Corkmen finished with a flourish. From a scrum on the Wesley 22 they swung the ball wide resulting in a classic winger’s try by Johnny Murphy, converted to make it 25-10. 

Then on the stroke of full time UCC struck again with an unconverted try by Sean Condon. No bonus point for Wesley, but a valuable victory over an ex Division 1a side. The win leaves Old Wesley fourth in the league table, behind next week’s opposition, St Mary’s.

Old Wesley centre James O’Donovan charges at the UCC defence during his side’s win. Photo: Ken Richardson

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