Old Wesley entertained near neighbours Old Belvedere on Saturday afternoon at Donnybrook with the home staging a second half revival to take the game.
Wesley started strongly and they controlled much of the territory and possession in the first quarter. However, the scoreline read 0 – 5 in favour of Belvedere after a break out ended with an Ethan Baxter try.
James McKeown sets off for Belvo after an interception.
Thinks got worse for the home side at the start of the second quarter when Belvo’s James McKeown intercepted on the edge of his own 22 to sprint clear and finish under the posts. The conversion Justin Leonard was good giving Belvo a 12 point lead.
The home side eventually got some reward for their efforts on the half hour mark when Nathan Randles broke down the right to dot down in the corner. the conversion from wide was good and with no further scores the teams turned round with the score 7 – 12 in Belvo’s favour.
Sam Illo was amongst the tries for Wesley in the second half.
Wesley were much more efficient in turning territory into points with a dominant second half performance.
Scrum half Ben Murphy scored the first try of the second period with prop Sam Illo crashing over 6 minutes later to take the score along to 19 – 12.
The teams swapped penalties, landing two each, in the middle of the second half before wing forward Luke Thompson crashed over in the corner with minutes left.
Final Score: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18