Friday 20 October 2017

Buccs look to assert authority

League leaders Buccaneers travel to take on Old Wesley as they look to maintain their status as the dominant side in Division 1B tomorrow in Donnybrook. Stock photo: Getty
League leaders Buccaneers travel to take on Old Wesley as they look to maintain their status as the dominant side in Division 1B tomorrow in Donnybrook. Stock photo: Getty

Daragh Small

League leaders Buccaneers travel to take on Old Wesley as they look to maintain their status as the dominant side in Division 1B tomorrow in Donnybrook.

The Athlone men have been outstanding this season, and after five wins from their opening six fixtures they are top of the standings ahead of UL Bohemians and Old Wesley.

Buccaneers went top last weekend, courtesy of their best victory of the season, where they hammered UL Bohs 49-17 at Dubarry Park. 

It was a sensational display from Brett Wilkinson's side - in-form winger Jordon Conroy dotted down twice, and there were tries from Alan Gaughan, Stephen McVeigh, Danie Poolman and Eoghan O'Reilly.

But while Buccaneers go from strength to strength, Galwegians are struggling and need a win ahead of their clash with Ballymena at Crowley Park. They are eighth after a 30-24 defeat at home to Ballynahinch last weekend.

Cormac Brennan scored two tries, while John Moloney and Rory Parata were also among the tries, but Galwegians could not pull off the victory.

In Division 2A, Corinthians have moved up the table and are sixth prior to their clash with Nenagh Ormond at New Ormond Park. David Panter scored two tries, with Lise Soloa, Pat O'Toole and Colin Joyce also dotting down in their 46-3 hammering of Malone in Round 6.

Sligo have moved up to fifth in Division 2C, and they face Midleton at Hamilton Park this weekend. Sligo have won three of their last four league outings, including last weekend's 15-13 success at Boyne. Mike Wells and Ryan Feehily were their try-scorers.

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