All saints here no sinners as Kinsale 1st take spoils
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 February 2010
A difficult outing for Kinsale in Limerick facing a tough robust St Mary’s outfit who themselves are fighting off the real treat of going down from this division. Kinsale travelling minus several frontline players either suspended or out with injury needed a win to help progress up the table and give themselves any outside chance of going up. Kinsale fell behind to a try early on, sloppy defence owning to a simple try by the home team, Kinsale did recover quickly with a try of their own coming from a kick and a good chase with Shane O’Regan tackling St Mary’s fullback trying to run the ball back, not releasing result penalty and sale called a scrum. A simple 8 9 10 move left No.8 scoring Tagh Wright. The conversion was missed leaving the teams tied at the break. The second half was a very good one by the visitors with tries coming from constant pressure with Frazier Hodgson playing a major part hitting and causing many turnovers, allied with the French import Ben Alary supplying quick ball to the backs when and where possible. Further tries came with Ben Alary crossing after a quick feed into the scrum 5 metre out, converted by No.10 Peter Murphy 12-5. A block down by Frazier Hodgson and a quick offload allowing wing Andrew Lynch to use his pace to sprint down the touchline to cross in the corner not converted. With seconds left St Mary’s tried to run the ball from deep in their own half and Andrew Lynch ran onto a floated pass and again sprinted to the chalk line another try, 22-5 a bonus point win also. Although Kinsale did come out victors St Mary’s played very a hard and physical game and Kinsale had to earn every inch blade of grass with blood sweat and tears. Players to have a special mention Frazier Hodgson and Ben Alary who excelled.