Cork Con FC J2 17 - 20 Tralee
Venue: TraleeCompetition: Junior 2 League – Second Phase
Cork Constitution travelled to Tralee for their second game in the Junior 2 League second phase and came away with a hard earned losing bonus point thanks to a second half fight back. Tralee led 17-7 at the break, but Constitution fought back to finish just three points down at the finish.
In the team’s last meeting, Tralee had a comfortable win in last season’s Junior 2 Cup final, but on this occasion they were made to battle to the end before claiming the four points on offer. Tralee notched the opening points from a penalty before Rory O’Sullivan ran in the first of his two tries. However, Tralee replied with two converted tries before half time to lead 17-7 at the break.
Pierre Hadbi kicked a penalty for Constitution on the resumption, but Tralee replied similarly. O’Sullivan scored his second try, and Hadbi’s second conversion made for a tense finish, but the home side held out.
Next Sunday Constitution travel to Skibbereen with every chance of advancing to the next round.Referee:
S.Coyle; D,Bothwell, J.Sullivan, T.Buckley N.Murphy, P.Hadbi; J.O’Donovan, D.Hayes; E.Quinn, G.Houston, D.O’Connell; C.Fouhy, C.O’Connor; P.Royale, J.Young, F.Rowan.Con Scorers:
R.O’Sullivan 2T; P.Hadbi 1P2CTralee Players: