SEAHORSES U17’S RETURN TO ACTION
Seahorses U17’s 32 –Lisburn U17’s 12
2 February 2013 at Lisburn RFC
Following weeks of bad weather and cancelled games Seahorses U17’s returned to action against Lisburn on Saturday 2 February 2013 in sunshine at Lisburn RFC.
For the first 10 minutes of the game the Seahorses were naturally rusty but the lively and alert Matthew Hutton helped the team settle down by pinching a try following a Lisburn line out in their22. Michael Ramsey converted to make it 7-0.
This helped to settle the team and after 15 minutes Sean Shuttleworth used his strength to barge over and make the score 12-0.
The Seahorses were now putting together some good passages of play and linking well between forwards and backs with captain Fergal Green to the fore. It was no surprise therefore on 25 minutes when they scored again with centre Mark McCoy taking a great line and bursting through the Lisburn defence to score.
The half time score was 17-0 to the Seahorses and the message from the coaches for the 2nd half was to move the ball wide and refrain from kicking.
The first 10 minutes of the 2nd half went to plan and right winger Paddy Dolaghan finished off a phase of good handling to score in the corner and make it 22-0.
The 1st wayward kick was punished by Lisburn running the ball back to score a very good team try under the posts which was duely converted to make the score 22-7.
The Seahorses responded well and following good runs from Fergal Green and Sean Shuttleworth , Matthew Hutton repeated his feat of the 1st half by pouncing on a Lisburn line out in their 22 to claim his 2nd try of the day making the score 27-7.
Unfortunately the Seahorses continued to kick the ball away and were punished again by Lisburn when their full back gathered the latest kick to score a great individual try and make the score 27-12.
The Seahorses finished the game well when right wing Paddy Dolaghan gave a nice inside pass to Jerome Hannan who sped through to score a fine try to make the final score 32-12.
Overall a good performance considering the lengthy lay off but still plenty to work on over the next few months of the season.