Saturday 17 March 2018

Higgins on the double for Newbridge

Newbridge Col 25 Gorey CS 15

Ethan Lyons, Newbridge College (SPORTSFILE)
Ethan Lyons, Newbridge College (SPORTSFILE)
Sean Wafer, Gorey Community School, is tackled by Muiris Cleary and Mark Moynihan, Newbridge College (SPORTSFILE)
Sean Wafer, Gorey Community School, is tackled by Zachary O'Reilly, left, and Jack Ryan, Newbridge College (SPORTSFILE)
Mark Boyle, Gorey Community School, in action against Fionnan Morrin, Newbridge College (SPORTSFILE)

Second-half tries from Robert Scully and David Higgins proved crucial for Newbridge College as they overcame Gorey CS at Kilbogget Park.

Excellent Gorey No 8 Jack Ryan broke the deadlock on eight minutes with a powerful drive over the line.

Newbridge responded with tries from Bill Kavanagh and the pacey Higgins, but Gorey hit back on the half-hour mark via flanker Nacho Farina to leave the teams level at the break.

Newbridge were the better team after the break and Scully and Higgins touched down to put them firmly in control before Ryan claimed a late consolation try for battling Gorey deep into stoppage time.

Newbridge College - S Cahill; M Kiely (H Quirke 14), D O'Connor, D Caulfield (J Nolan 64), D Higgins; E Lyons (J Shanahan 48), J Doyle; Z O'Reilly, B Kavanagh, J Ryan (C Stopes 43); O Halpin, F Morrin (P O'Flaherty 62); M Moynihan, C McGroary (T Sheedy 43), M Cleary (R Scully 34).

Gorey Community School - C Kenny; A Onieva, M Kennedy (M Kehoe 27), O Fitzpatrick (M O'Brien 55), F Donnelly; M Boyle, C Wolohan-Walsh; C Sullivan, A Simpson, R Gibney; M O'Loughlin, P Onieva; N Farina, S Wafer, J Ryan.

ref - D Duke (LRR).

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