Cork Con FC J1 49 15 Highfield RFC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Seconds League South
Cork Constitution defeated Highfield in their return Seconds League fixture at Templehill on Sunday. Highfield won the first round fixture 21-17 at Highfield in October. But on a fine afternoon, Constitution were clear winners on this occasion, scoring seven converted tries.
Constitution led 14-3 at the interval from tries by Luke Duffy and Jack Costigan, both converted by Niall Finn, who also added a penalty.
Highfield scored a try just after the break by wing Colin Lougheed, who added the conversion to his first half penalty. And an intercept try by wing Lougheed, which he duly converted, brought the score to 21-15 on the hour mark.
However, Constitution pulled away in the last quarter, with a penalty try on 68 minutes, converted by Finn; a David Good try on 73 minutes, converted by Finn; and two last minute tries by Sean Duffy, both converted by Finn for a rather flattering margin.Referee:
R.Horgan MARCon Players:
L.Duffy; D.Harrington, J.Costigan, R.O’Neill, H.Murphy; N.Finn, G.Bradley; B.Quinlan, D.Good, G.Roche; C.O’Flaherty, S.Duffy; D.Hyland, J.O’Callaghan, E.Mintern. Replacements: A.Deane (3); D.Coughlan (1); R.Murphy (5); G.Mullins (12); G.Fitzgerald (14).Con Scorers:
L.Duffy 1T; J.Costigan 1T; D.Good 1T; S.Duffy 2T; N.Finn 2T 7C.Highfield RFC Players:
J.Murphy; C.O’Neill, P.O’Toole, D.Houlihan, C.Lougheed; P.Downes, R.McGuire; C.Buckley, M.Shinkwin, K.O’Halloran; E.Keating, S.Garret; A.Nolan, G.O’Mahony, G.French. Replacements: M.Spillet, C.O’Regan, C.Harrington, E.Dorgan, R.Busteed.Highfield RFC Scorers: