Galwegians confirmed their place in the AIB Cup’s third round in January with a comfortable enough win over Highfield at Crowley Park on Saturday afternoon.
AIB CUP – SECOND ROUND: Saturday, November 22
GALWEGIANS 27 HIGHFIELD 17, Crowley Park
Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Chris Brigl, Matt Brandon, Liam Casserly; Cons: Matt Brandon 2, Cormac O’Beirne; Pens: Robert O’Beirne, Matt Brandon
Highfield: Tries: Peter Martin, Anthony Wise; Cons: Nick Wakley 2; Pen: Nick Wakley
‘Wegians got one over on their former coach Paul Young, who is now is charge of Highfield, to set up a New Year clash with Nenagh Ormond.
A try from South African centre Chris Brigl helped the hosts on their way to a 13-3 half-time lead.
Further touchdowns from Matt Brandon and Liam Casserly made it 27-3.
And while injuries forced ‘Wegians to finish the game with 14 players and Highfield managed to rally with late tries from Peter Martin and Anthony Wise, this was a deserved home win.