Wegians closer to promotion

Galwegians continue their march towards promotion to division 1b after an 11th straight Ulster Bank League victory and a seventh four-try bonus point.

Rivals City of Derry were the latest target when they succumbed to a 28-12 defeat as the Glenina outfit led by 21-5 at the break.

Colin Conroy grabbed the first try within seven minutes, and although Derry replied with a try from flanker Stephen Dickie, Galwegians’ centre Jerome Harrimate scored the second soon after, both Wegian tries converted by Darragh Leader.

The hosts dominated the remainder of the first half, and effectively sealed the game with a penalty try from a well-worked 20 metre driving maul.

The fourth try arrived on 50 minutes courtesy of relentless pressure from the Wegian forwards from which scrumhalf Caolin Blade capitalised and dived over for his fifth try in three games. Leader converted to make the game safe.

Galwegians: D Leader; C Conroy, J Harrimate, B Murphy, J Cleary; R Shaughnessy, C Blade; J Naughton, C Muldoon, J East; D Nolan,B McClearn (c ); E Rooney, E Earle, D McCabe. Replacements, R Fitzgerald, PGriffin, R Parata, B Lee, A Ryan.



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