Old failings prove costly for Limavady 1st XV

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Old failings prove costly for Limavady 1st XV thumbnailLimavady Rugby Club’s David Houston tackled by the CIYMS scrum on Saturday.

Limavady...............14 CIYMS.............23

IT was a frustrating day at the office for Limavady on Saturday as, despite a much improved showing on recent weeks, the same old failings came back to haunt them and ultimately cost them victory against promotion chasing CIYMS.
Early tries at the beginning of each half should had laid the foundations for a much-needed victory but too many unforced errors allowed the visitors from Belmont Road dictate the game.
After last week's performance against Lisburn, which Head Coach Mark Nicholl described as the worst of the season, the management team wanted a response and that's exactly what they got.
Just six minutes had elapsed when Peter Wilson found a gap in the visitors' defence to go in under the posts. Hard work made by the forwards gave scrum-half Wilson an opportunity he wasn't going to give up on.
Backed by a strong breeze coming off the River Roe, this electrifying game was a great platform to have a real go at the second placed East Belfast side but straight from the re-start, CI were awarded a penalty for a Limavady player putting his hands where they shouldn't have been. Matthew Butler converted the penalty and then on 14 minutes, a second Butler penalty put the minimum between the sides.



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