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U-17 (2002) - Match centre

Balbriggan RFC
Seapoint U-16
Sun 3 Dec 12:00 - League Full time

Balbriggan halt Seapoint's winning run.

Spirited Seapoint fightback falls short in a bravely fought away match

Match Report compiled by John Downing.

Seapoint U-16s unbeaten run in the league came to an end in a closely fought contest in Balbriggan on Sunday December 3rd. Depleted by multiple injuries to some key members of the squad, Seapoint travelled with only 16 players and had further misfortune when prop Ciaran Crozier was injured during the warm up. Balbriggan started at a furious pace and had four unconverted tries scored to lead 28 -0 after only 25 minutes of play. Seapoint had yet to venture a single attack into the Balbriggan half of the pitch. However this Seapoint side never gives up and David O'Dowd sparked a revival with a clever kick over their heads, he won the ensuing chase and touched down for Seapoint's first try, which Manning converted. A spark of hope , however Seapoint were then reduced to only 14 men when Paul Jones had to retire with a bruised shoulder just before half time.

Shortly after half time, a second try from Sam Turner gave us further hope which was then built on with a third try from Peter Duffy. Balbriggan however countered with two further converted tries to effectively end the game as a contest. Seapoint never gave up and after some sustained pressure Cameron Ramsay managing to touch down for his first try in Seapoint colours. No man of the match awarded in this weeks performance but huge credit to Alan Casey, Peter Duffy, Sean Downing, Cillian O'Donnell & Ross Gallagher for their huge work rate and a never say die attitude

We look forward to welcoming Balbriggan to Seapoint on Sunday December 17th where hopefully we can exact some revenge

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