Cork Con FC J1 11 - 13 Highfield RFC
Venue: Model Farm RoadCompetition: Munster Seconds League
Highfield prevailed over Cork Constitution in the Seconds League by two points in a well-contested fixture on Sunday afternoon at Model Farm Road.
Constitution led at the half-time interval by a single penalty kicked by Niall Finn; and he doubled the advantage early in the second period for 6-0. Highfield scored an unconverted try by No.8 Lynch on the hour mark for 5-6, but within minutes Constitution scored when Gordon Bradley finished from a 50 metre phase for 5-11.
The play became somewhat frantic in the final quarter, with yellow cards dispensed on both sides. However, Highfield had the final say on the scoreboard, with a try by Sam Burns, and a late penalty by Steve Atkinson for a narrow victory.
E.O’Shea MARCon Players:
P.Humphries; G.Bradley, S.Lynch, B.Mathews, I.Casey; N.Finn, R.Cassidy; A.Deane, V.O’Brien, D.Coughlan; J.O’Callaghan, J.Gannon; J.Beamish, M.Barry Casey, A.Porter. Replacements: D.Good (1); R.Mintern (3); R.Murphy (7); G.Fitzgerald, S.Cotter.Con Scorers:
G.Bradley 1T; N.Finn 2P.Highfield RFC Players:
S.Burns; T.Benne, C.Healy, D.O’Sullivan, C.Lougheed; S.Atkinson, D.Harrington; A.Nicholas, R.Murphy, R.Brodie; S.Garrett, R.Callanan; A.McAuliffe, M.O’Connell, D.Lynch. Replacements: B.Glavin, P.Butler, C.O’Leary, D.Houlihan, B.Glavin.Highfield RFC Scorers:
D.Lynch 1T; S.Burns 1T; S.Atkinson 1P