Thursday 14 December 2017

Galwegians leads way on encouraging weekend

Galwegians racked up the tries against Lansdowne last weekend
Galwegians racked up the tries against Lansdowne last weekend Newsdesk Newsdesk

The fourth round of UBL fixtures proved to be a more successful one for Connacht sides, with three of the province's four clubs picking up valuable wins.

In Division 1A, Galwegians picked up an impressive bonus-point home win over Lansdowne.

Galwegians scored five tries in all - two tries in seven minutes from Ed O'Keefe helped them pull clear in the second half.

A last-minute try by Josh Pimm left the final score 41-20 - and the 21-point margin did not flatter the home side, who were much stronger than their Dublin visitors.

In Division 1B Buccaneers picked up their third win from four games as they overcame Belfast Harlequins 38-20 away from home.

The Athlone side rise to third place in the table.

Buccaneers will now look forward to a weekend off before they return to action in Dubarry Park on Saturday, October 17 against St Mary's.

Last Saturday also saw Galway Corinthians return to winning ways with a hard-fought victory over Thomond at Corinthian Park.

A converted try separated the sides at the final whistle as Corinthians ran out 19-12 winners.

The win was Corinthians' first of this season and wasn't enough to lift them from the foot of the table but the victory represents a platform to build on ahead of the trip to Nenagh in two weeks' time.

Sligo RFC remain winless at the beginning of the season but did pick up a losing bonus point in an agonising home defeat to Midleton.

A single point separated the two sides at the final whistle in what was a tough defeat for the unfortunate home side.

Sligo will now look to dust themselves off ahead of a trip to Dublin to face Wanderers on October 17.

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