Burgess hatrick gets Letterkenny off to a flier in U16 league opener.
By Letterkenny Rugby
Good performance and lots of effort take Letterkenny to a good opening win
Both teams started strong with derry moving fast ball around the park and trying to cut through lk defense. Lk held firm with some great solid tackles.
From a line out play Lk moved into Derry 22 and great hands and solid strong run by Finn Nicolas saw him score a try in the right hand corner. Conversion missed. 5-0 to Lk.
Tightly contested scrums and line outs ensued and Derry seemed to have the edge at the breakdown as Lk were penalized several times for handling ball and off their feet.
Derry failed to capitalize on their slight advantage. Derry missed penalty in front of posts. Still 5-0, half time.
Lk subs Matt Murray,Ewan Douglas, David Henry and Oran Burgess came on to great effect as the game changed with strong running from Lk.
After good work Oran ran in to the left of the posts to score a try. Conversion missed.10-0.
Very tight contest up front with packs evenly matched.
From a scrum Oran Burgess scores again. Conversion kicked.17-0.
Penalty by Derry 17-3.
Another great break from Oran Burgess to score on the left and convert his 3rd try put the game out of sight for the Lk team.24-3 to Lk.
Conor Mangan was replaced by Eoin Harris.
Great game played by two evenly matched teams.
Man of the match was Oran Burgess with 3 tries and 2 conversions.
Great team effort and credit to City of Derry for a brave skillful display.