Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official City of Derry RFC app

View

U16 - Match centre

Letterkenny
City of Derry RFC
Penalties
A Thompson
Sat 29 Sep 11:00 - League Full time

City of Derry RFC U16 vs Letterkenny Match Report

Letterkenny do enough to come out on top

Letterkenny RFC 24 - 3 City of Derry RFC
Yesterday's away game against Letterkenny was a tough one. Both starting teams were evenly matched with the first half being a highly competitive game - both teams playing to their strengths and neither really getting on top.
An initial attack from Letterkenny was repelled after some good tackling and counter rucking by the Derry back line.After winning back the ball in their on 22, Derry's forwards moved the ball up the pitch with numerous carries. This intertwined with carries from Ciaran Dromgoole at 1st centre, pushed Letterkenny back into their own 22. Derry spent a large period of this 1st half camped in the opposition 22 but got no points to show for it. For a couple of kickable penalties, the wrong decision was made. After a penalty from Derry on the 5m line, Letterkenny were able to clear their lines and from the resulting lineout, Letterkenny moved the ball through their back line and squeezed past the Derry defence out wide, allowing for a touch down in the corner with the conversion pushed wide. 5-0 to the home team. The rest of the half was toing and froing from one side to the other but both defences held strong and no further points scored.
The 2nd half started with Derry making one change in the front row and Letterkenny making numerous changes to forwards and backs. It was these changes that made the difference in the 2nd half. The Derry change bolstered their scrum but the Letterkenny change made the difference to the game. The Derry defence held out initially but with the constant pressure from Letterkenny, the cracks started to appear. Another well worked backs move and Letterkenny scored again out wide. Again the conversion was pushed wide. 10-0.
The Derry lads responded well, and made ground into the Letterkenny half, an indiscretion from the home team allowed Alex to slot over a penalty but with the Derry lads now tiring, Letterkenny out muscled the Derry team at the breakdowns, and with that dominance up front, they released their well drilled back line. That and a few poorly defended kick returns allowed Letterkenny to score another couple of tries before the end, both of which converted.
Final Score Letterkenny U16's 24 - City of Derry UI16's 3

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

68:00
Penalty Alex Thompson kicks a penalty for City of Derry RFC

Highlights

View 0 new events
68:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Alex Thompson kicks a penalty for City of Derry RFC
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Letterkenny
  • City of Derry RFC
  • 0
  • Alex Thompson Penalty 68:00'

Team selection

McMenamin, Oran McMenamin, Oran
Walsh, Corey Walsh, Corey
Slater, Kristian Slater, Kristian
Dromgoole, Ciaran Dromgoole, Ciaran
Mullin, Callum Mullin, Callum
Thompson, Alex Thompson, Alex
McCartney, Niall McCartney, Niall
Magee, T-Jay Magee, T-Jay
McCartney, Jack McCartney, Jack
Haslett, Aaron Haslett, Aaron
Donnel, Dylan Donnel, Dylan
Cole, Jacob Cole, Jacob
Partridge, Josh Partridge, Josh
Coyle, Adam Coyle, Adam
Friel, Josh Friel, Josh

Comments

Loading comments

Club sponsors