Gorey J1s make it 4 from 4 in Leinster League Div 1B   20/10/2014

Gorey J1s make it 4 from 4 in Leinster League Div 1B

Gorey Seniors made the long journey to Longford on Sunday 19/10 and came away with a hard fought 21 - 9 win against a tough Longford team. The game was played in good conditions as the bad weather forecasted managed to stay away.

Longford won the toss and decided to play with the strong wind which blew more across the pitch but in the home teams favour.
It was the visitors who settled first, and two flurries into the Longford half produced nothing. Longford managed to draw first blood with a penalty. Gorey came right back with a great break by Shane Luby and from the resulting ruck Gorey were awarded a penalty which Shane Luby kicked. The next score went to Longford to make it 6 - 3. Gorey weathered some good Longford pressure and again got upfield for Shane Luby to make it 6 all. With halftime approaching Gorey upped their game and were just stopped on the line to leave the score at 6 all to the sound of the halftime whistle.

The second half started with Longford weathering the early Gorey storm, the visitors were awarded a penalty and opted for the corner but Longford dealt well with the Gorey attack. Gorey kept the pressure on and finally took the lead with another Shane Luby penalty. Gorey started to put a few phases together and finally scored a try when Jeff Dunne crashed over for Shane Luby to convert. A further Adrian Copeland try finished off the Gorey scoring with Longford scoring a penalty to leave the final score at 21 - 9.
Gorey had some outstanding performances with Adrian Copeland , Jeff Dunne and Ben Horan the pick of the forwards with Matt Bater, Brendan Sears and Nevil Copeland showing well in a very impressive back line.

Gorey J2 had no game as Longford have no team in this division.
Gorey have a well earned rest next weekend with the next games for both the J1 and the J2 at home to Kilkenny on Sunday November 2nd with kick off for the J2s at 1 pm and then the J1s at 2.30.

Team, J. Mulligan B.O Connor C. Allen A. Copeland J.P. Redmond J. Ahearne D. Dunne B. Horan G. Bater S. Luby M. Bater N. Copeland J. Condren S O Leary B. Sears K. Breen F. Bolger C. French A. O Brien R. Martin


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