Another away fixture last week with a disappointing result. An early yellow card, A penalty and a converted Try were the highlights of the Bruff game in Athlone on Friday evening. Buccaneers finished with 32 points and a B.p.
The game was played under lights with rain milling down constantly.Bruff with a deeply depleted team since winning the bateman 2 years ago, travelled another long journey to our closest rival’s in the league. Early penalty’s for both sides saw Brian Cahill level the game 3-3 but Buccaneers fly-half dictated the game with great line kicking despite the slippery conditions. Growing territory led to an infringement on Bruff’s part and Mike Carroll got a yellow card on 32 min’s. Buc’s slotted the 3 points with a converted try shortly after. 13-3 to Buccaneers at half time.
Bruff battled hard early in the 2nd half but another try came in on 58mins not converted with another disallowed 10min’s after. Bruff’s try came at 75 min’s by flanker Mike Carroll and converted by his brother Brian who replaced Brian Cahill at 39min’s due to injury.18-10 to Buc’s. A double blow for Bruff when the home team went in for an intercept try and another from the restart at 79min’s. The team truly out on there feet when the whistle blew showing nothing but 100% commitment to the very end.
Dungannon 1 point ahead, Harlequins at home half 2 on Saturday,Bruff 3rd from bottom. As always Kilballyowen is an exciting venue for match’s,craic and banter so please come and support.
We’ll see you there.