Newbridge College claim late victory over Temple Carrig
February 5, 2019 4:27 pm Site Editor
Newbridge College 11 Temple Carrig School 10
Newbridge College are through to the quarter-final stage of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup after beating Temple Carrig at Energia Park.
A try from Lucas Berti Newman in the last play of the game snatched victory from Temple Carrig.
The Greystones school had started with a spring in their step and found themselves outnumbering Newbridge out wide very regularly.
The first to profit from this advantage was Max Scully who rode a couple of tackles before crossing the whitewash in the corner.
The lead was doubled in the 25th minute when Conor Cunningham got on the end of a lovely sweeping move to touch down.
At 10-0, Temple Carrig looked comfortable and limited Newbridge to little opportunity.
Max Young got their first points with a 29th minute penalty to settle them before the break.
He added another three soon after the restart as the game slowly became a battle of wits.
For the remainder of the half, Temple Carrig were required to stand tall in defence which they did admirably until the 60th minute.
Under constant duress, the Temple Carrig defence finally gave way and Berti Newman was able to touch down and clinch the win for Newbridge.
Scorers – Newbridge College: Lucas Berti Newman try, Mark Young 2 pens; Temple Carrig School: Max Scully, Conor Cunningham try each
Newbridge College: Mark Young, David Grant, Calum Corcoran, Lucas Berti Newman, Harry Farrell, Robert Dillon, Tadhg Brophy; Patrick Stapleton, Tom Waters (Pierce Fata 60’), Harry Rigney, Denis Downing, Cael Chanders (Ryan Healy 50’), Ruairí Byrne, Sam Fitzgibbon (capt), Kieran Kelly.
Temple Carrig School: Joseph Prendergast, Calum Archer, James Nicholson, Patrick Wedgeworth Byrne, Conor Cunningham, Colm Condon, Colm Shortt (Oisin Shanahan 36’); Max Scully (capt), Ryan Bourke, Tim Hayden (Thady O’Donovan 46’), Neil Burke, Sean O’Neill (Patrick O’Connell 68’), Christopher Stewart, Calum Sweeney, Spencer O’Connor.
Referee: Ian Thompson