Friday 15 December 2017

Buccs can edge closer to top flight

Buccaneers will be out to extend their lead at the top of Division 1B against Old Wesley tomorrow (stock photo)
Buccaneers will be out to extend their lead at the top of Division 1B against Old Wesley tomorrow (stock photo)

Daragh Small

In-form Buccaneers will hope to extend their lead at the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B even further this weekend, when they clash with Old Wesley at Dubarry Park tomorrow.

Brett Wilkinson's men moved six points clear of UL Bohemians in Round 11 when they claimed a victory away to fierce rivals Galwegians, and the Limerick outfit lost at home to Naas.

Buccaneers gave another polished display in their 25-14 win at Crowley Park last weekend. Flying winger Jordan Conroy scored two more tries as his reputation continues to grow, while John Sutton and Alan Gaughan were also amongst the tries for the midlanders.

For Galwegians, they are now way back in ninth position with just Dolphin below them in the standings - they are only five points clear of the Cork side.

Galwegians have another must-win game away to Ballymena at Eaton Park tomorrow. Morgan Codyre and Aidan Moynihan crossed the whitewash for Galwegians against Buccaneers, and they only trailed 15-14 at half-time, but they didn't score in the second-half.

They will need a much better performance away to Ballymena, who are nine points ahead of them in sixth position in 1B, and at this stage of the season every point is precious for the Glenina outfit.

In Division 2A, Corinthians enter Round 12 in eighth position in the table. They clash with second-placed Nenagh Ormond under lights at Corinthian Park this evening, and need to keep up the pressure to steer clear of relegation.

In the bottom tier, promotion is in reach for Sligo who are just four points off the lead, in third place, as they travel to take on Midleton at Towns Park tomorrow.

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