Sunday 24 September 2017

Buccs in control despite slip

On the other end of the Division 1B table, Galwegians are in deep trouble, just four points clear of bottom side Dolphin with time running out (Stock picture)
On the other end of the Division 1B table, Galwegians are in deep trouble, just four points clear of bottom side Dolphin with time running out (Stock picture)

Daragh Small

Buccaneers are just one win away from promotion back to the top tier of the Ulster Bank League despite losing their brilliant unbeaten run in a shock defeat last weekend.

Buccaneers travelled to the Mardyke to face UCC, having not lost a Division 1B game since the opening day of the season, when they succumbed to a 35-13 defeat at Ballynahinch.

After that game promotion would have been the furthest thing from their mind, but since then they have been on remarkable run in the league, and with 12 victories and just one draw they are 13 points clear of UL Bohemians with three rounds of the season remaining.

Despite tries from Evan Galvin and Eoghan O'Reilly, Buccaneers lost 13-12 at UCC last time out, but that losing bonus point looks to have put them out of reach at the top of the standings.

On the other end of the Division 1B table, Galwegians are in deep trouble , just four points clear of bottom side Dolphin with time running out.

Galwegians lost 18-16 to UL Bohemians in another thrilling encounter on the 4G pitch at UL. That defeat was their 11th of the season, and after 15 games relegation is staring them in the face.

Doomed

In Division 2A, Corinthians are also ninth in the standings, but they are 11 points clear of the doomed Belfast Harlequins, who are bottom - Corinthians lost 22-10 at Highfield last weekend.

In the bottom tier, Sligo are on the verge of promotion after they made it 11 wins this season with victory at home to Bruff last time out. Sligo are just four points behind leaders Navan.

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