Saturday 26 May 2018

Fifth loss for Buccs in top flight

Buccaneers are yet to register a point in the top tier this season, and last weekend they fell to a big defeat at the hands of Trinity (stock picture)
Buccaneers are yet to register a point in the top tier this season, and last weekend they fell to a big defeat at the hands of Trinity (stock picture)

Daragh Small

Buccaneers are still looking for their first win in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A as they head to Lakelands Park for their sixth-round tie against Terenure College.

Buccaneers have not played poorly but still find themselves cut adrift at the bottom of the standings, where they are eight points behind both St Mary's College and Trinity.

The Athlone outfit are yet to register a point in the top tier this season, and last weekend they fell to a big defeat at the hands of Trinity.

It was a key relegation eight-pointer at Dubarry Park, and the visitors left with a 30-14 win to boost their claims, and resign Buccaneers to a fifth straight loss.

Connacht prospect, lock Peter Claffey, touched down while another Connacht youngster, out-half Luke Carty, scored three penalties. But after trailing 6-3 at the break Buccaneers lost again and they are desperate for a win on the road this weekend.

In Division 2A, Galwegians are seeking their second win of the season when they travel to face Greystones at Dr Hickey Park tomorrow.

The Glenina side lost heavily, 42-18, at home to Queen's University last weekend and they will need to start winning if they want to be promoted at the end of the season.

They are seventh while Corinthians are one point behind in the eighth.

Corinthians host Cashel at Corinthian Park tomorrow after picking up a losing bonus point in defeat to Highfield.

In Division 2C, table-toppers Sligo were on the rampage again last weekend when they secured a 17-7 win at Bective Rangers. They host Midleton at Hamilton Park tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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