Wesley see off Mary’s to make it 2 straight

St Mary’s 18– Old Wesley 20

For the second week straight Old Wesley prevailed against a previous Department 1A champ.

Played in suitable conditions St Mary’s made the very early running with a Conor Dean penalty.

Old Wesley ultimately got on the scoreboard with a Josh Miller charge quickly after the water break. Dean struck once again after 32 mins and also shortly after Miller levelled ball game with a specifically well-struck penalty kick from 45 metres, leaving the score at 6-6 all at the half time break.

Wesley had a better start to the 2nd half and the stress quickly paid off. A break by David Poff as well as a neat pass to James O’Donovan saw him enter under the articles. Miller transformed with ease.

Read more in this weeks Dublin Gazette out in shops now After 10 minutes of the second fifty percent a significant ankle injury to St. Mary’s replacement Hugo Conway, that was only on the pitch a

couple of mins, created the suit to be picked up 20 mins as he obtained therapy on the pitch. Mary’s after that powered over for a try from Mark Fogarty and Dean included the points bringing the sides level.

But Wesley struck back nearly immediately.

A cross kick to the extreme right had the Mary’s defence under stress and adhering to some big brings JJ O’Dea had the honour of grounding for Wesley’s 2nd shot. Miller again converted with confidence.

Mary’s mauled over the line for a try in the edge by Richard Halpin, but this time around, and also for the very first time in the suit, Dean was slightly off target with the conversion. The result promotes Old Wesley to third in the league, with 2 triumph of two.

Old Wesley 2nd row JJ O’Dea at work during his side’s sway fellow Dublin club St Mary’s

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