I caught up with this match at half time with Cooke leading 19 – 7.
Having kept half an eye on this game, while covering the first half of Inst v CI, it appeared that Cooke were applying the first half pressure so I positioned myself at the end Cooke were attacking and waited for the tries to come.
The tries did come but it was at the other end of the pitch as the young Clogher Valley ran in four tries without reply to take the game 19 – 35 with a 100% conversion rate.
Cooke had their moments, and there are plenty of pictures below of Cooke in attack, but the Clogher defence worked hard to keep them out and Cooke’s support play was sometimes lagging which prevented them from building pressure in the Clogher half.
Over 150 match pictures below.