Match Report - Kells (CUP)
We did it the hard way
After a great performance last week we always knew coming back up to Kells for another go in the CUP was going to be different and it was.
Right from the Kick off Kells ran the ball in real hard won 4/5 collisions and put a deep kick in which we didn't deal with and as a result Kells go off to a flyer. Kells were more aggressive than last week in defence and were creating a little panic which led to some mistakes which Kells capitalized on big time.. We managed to get over the with some quick hands with Seb Affi crashing over to level things up. However there were patches in this game where we were just not playing well and as a result started for the first time this year to have a go at each other which we had to stop. Kells were next to strike again which was the try of the game the right centre broke through our poor attempts to tackle and ran the full length of the pitach to score under the sticks. Then we had some time on the ball and it was Connor who went over 12 10..
Kells were not letting go as they made yard after yard into our 50 then they broke again and scored to make it 14-10 they missed the kick...With a few minutes to the end of the half they took a two point penalty which clearly missed only to be flagged a successful conversion by the their linesman UNBELIEVABLE it missed !! 16-10 HT
The message at HT was clear get off each others back , play like we can as a team and the performance will come Credit to all of them we started to get back into the game George quick at the ruck and Dean Beddall in particular and the forwards were immense getting us going. It was Seb again who got the 2nd of his 4 tries with some great hands at the line. Connor with the extras.
Kells were not finished yet they managed another full length try to make it 24 - 16 with 20 mins to go...Big games need big moments and up stepped Dean to carry the ball from 10 yds out and with 3-4 lads on him he had the ability to reach out and place the ball just on the line Connor kicked the extras to make it 24-22 as we started to take control. The game breaker came after a good set pressure on their line led to soft hands from the ruck to Ben who put will in to score on the edge to take the lead for the first time in the game. The Kells right edge was vulnerable all game and Seb was able to get over two more times his last one need good hands to catch the ball one handed as he crashed over. Connor kicked both conversions to end the game 24-38 To book a semi final place.
Massive well done to the lads to pull this one out the bag as we never really got going until the last 20 mins as Kells have to take massive credit for their part in the game
1) Dean - 16
2) Warren - 12
3) Seb - 9
4) Cole - 6
1) Dean - 13
2) Jack/Seb - 10
3) George / JKL - 9
4) Matt B - 8
Opp MOM - Seb Affi
Coaches - Dean Beddall massive shfit