Leinster ‘A’ edge Llanelli in Wales…
December 11, 2011 12:00 am client
The Leinster ‘A’ team continued their fine start to the British & Irish Cup when they defeated Llanelli 19-13 in Sunday afternoon’s clash in Parc y Scarlets…
The game was played in torrential conditions in Llanelli and the visitors did well to recover and regroup from a 7-0 deficit early on when centre Jonny Lewis touched down, with Jordan Williams converting after 16 minutes.
A brace of Noel Reid penalties on 18 and 27 minutes reduced the lead to a solitary point into the interval. However a minute after the re-start Leinster were on the back foot once more as Williams slotted home a penalty.
Reid kicked his third successful penalty on 46 minutes before the impressive Leo Auva’a continued his fine recent run of form with a 51st minute try, with Reid adding the extras.
Reid added another penalty on the hour mark to push Leinster into a nine point lead and despite Williams clawing back three points with another penalty six minutes later, Leinster held on to seal a deserved win n a fine day all round for the province.
*Leinster ‘A’ will face London Welsh in Donnybrook next Sunday in Round 4 of the B&I Cup (KO: 2.30pm).
15: David Kearney
14: Darren Hudson
13: Brendan Macken
12: Collie O’Shea (Andrew Boyle, 46)
11: Andrew Conway
10: Noel Reid
9: John Cooney
1: Jack McGrath
2: Aaron Dundon (Tom Sexton, 74)
3: Jamie Hagan (Jack O’Connell, 74)
4: Ben Marshall
5: Mark Flanagan
6: Ciaran Ruddock CAPTAIN (Conor Gilsenan, 16)
7: Jordi Murphy (Jordan Coghlan, 70)
8: Leo Auva’a
REPLACEMENTS NOT USED: Luke McGrath, Cathal Marsh