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U18 - Match centre

Limavady
City of Derry RFC
Tries
A Pollock, C McColgan, M Grant, B McGarvey, C McMenamin
Conversions
M Grant (5)
Sat 13 Oct 10:30 - League Full time

Derry win Derby Day

Limavady are the CDRFC U18s next victims

City of Derry RFC U18’s Match Report
(vs Limavady, 13/10/18)
Due to Derry having a free week and Limavady's opposition unable to field, the two clubs were able to come together and bring forward their league game. With heavy rainfall during the match, Derry’s basic skills let them down in the first half, drop passes and knock ons were a big feature. However, they were still able to compose themselves, especially at lineouts with Cein McColgan being outstanding in the air again.
18mins into the first half after a penalty, Sean Straw kicked his pack into the corner, Cein McColgan took the lineout, set up the maul and the big Derry pack were able to drive the Limavady pack over the line, Adam Pollock the last man getting up with the ball, Mark Grant converting. 7-0 to Derry.
This scoreline remained at this until 2mins into the second half when Cein McColgan crashed through the Limavady defence line and scored. This was a great response to the half-time team talk and it was the perfect start to the 2nd half. Again, the try was converted by Mark Grant, 14-0 to the men in green and black. From then on, the Derry team turned up the pressure on the Limavady side, it wasn't long before the cracks appeared allowing Mark Grant to score and convert his own try 15mins into the second half, 21-0 to Derry.
After this score, Limavady did show the guts and determination you get with most Limavady sides as they came at the Derry defence, but the lads showed their hard work in training was paying off and the Limavady side where unable to break the line. With 10mins to go, Derry mounted another attack, hammering the Limavady defence line, picking and going round the corner which allowed debutant Ben McGarvey to score, and again converted by the boot of Mark Grant, 28-0 to Derry.
The final play of the game saw Conor McMenamin hack through and score under the posts, conversion by Mark Grant, final score 35-0 to Derry.
Man of the match on the day went to Cein McColgan, who, even in awful conditions did not lose a lineout, stole a few off Limavady, carried well over the gain line and also got on the score sheet.
Thanks go to Limavady for agreeing to bring the fixture forward, great to see two clubs working together to ensure young lads are playing as much as possible.
The men from the Craig Thompson Stadium continue their unbeaten league run. Training continues this week as we build for the next fixture.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

18:00
Try Adam Pollock scores for City of Derry RFC
19:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
42:00
Try Cein McColgan scores for City of Derry RFC
43:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
55:00
Try Mark Grant scores for City of Derry RFC
56:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
70:00
Try Ben McGarvey scores for City of Derry RFC
71:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
79:00
Try Conor McMenamin scores for City of Derry RFC
80:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 0 - 35
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
79:00 Try 0 - 33
Conor McMenamin scores for City of Derry RFC
71:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
70:00 Try 0 - 26
Ben McGarvey scores for City of Derry RFC
56:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
55:00 Try 0 - 19
Mark Grant scores for City of Derry RFC
43:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
42:00 Try 0 - 12
Cein McColgan scores for City of Derry RFC
End of period 1
19:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
18:00 Try 0 - 5
Adam Pollock scores for City of Derry RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Limavady
  • City of Derry RFC
  • 0
  • Adam Pollock Try 18:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 19:00'
  • Cein McColgan Try 42:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 43:00'
  • Mark Grant Try 55:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 56:00'
  • Ben McGarvey Try 70:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 71:00'
  • Conor McMenamin Try 79:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Harkin, Ruairi Harkin, Ruairi
Roarty, Robert Roarty, Robert
Blackman, Bradley Blackman, Bradley
Grant, Mark Grant, Mark
Gallagher, Max Gallagher, Max
Straw, Sean Straw, Sean
Coyle, Eoin Coyle, Eoin
Mullin, Conor Mullin, Conor
Lamberton, Adam Lamberton, Adam
Gill, Dara Gill, Dara
McColgan, Cein McColgan, Cein
McMenamin, Conor McMenamin, Conor
Broadbent, Lee Broadbent, Lee
Pollock, Adam Pollock, Adam
Cullen, Adam Cullen, Adam

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