Cork Con FC U20 35 - 6 Highfield
Venue: Temple HillCompetition: U21 SW Conference
Cork Constitution completed their section of the U21 South West Conference with a fine win over Highfield at Temple Hill on Saturday. The bonus point win leaves them well clear at the top of their league section and they can now look forward to the national play-off phase.
Highfield started strongly and their pack were on top in the opening exchanges. They opened the scoring with a penalty after just 3 minutes. Sean Og Murphy missed a penalty chance on 9 minutes for Constitution, but converted a try by Cathal Quinn following a slick break by Cian McGovern a minute later. Highfield closed the gap with a second penalty after 20 minutes, but Murphy put Constitution 13-6 ahead at the break with two further penalties.
Flanker Dean Nolan ran in the second try after 6 minutes of the second half, and in the 52nd minute right wing Eoin O’Donnell cut in from his wing to score a fine try at the posts. Murphy added the points for a 25-6 lead. Cathal Quinn scored the fourth try to ensure the bonus point after 68 minutes and Simon Hanbidge rounded off a fine team performance with a run in from 60 metres in the 70th minute.Referee:
B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Keane, B.Vaughan Capt., D.O’Connell; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Nolan, D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge.Con Scorers:
C.Quinn 2T; D.Nolan 1T; E.O’Donnell 1T; S.Hanbidge 1T; S.Murphy 2P2C.Highfield Players: