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UCC Do The Double Over ‘Wegians

UCC Do The Double Over ‘Wegians

UCC completed a season’s double over Galwegians, running out 19-13 winners of Saturday’s AIB League Division 1B clash at the Mardyke.

AIB LEAGUE: DIVISION 1B: Saturday, January 16

UCC 19 GALWEGIANS 13, The Mardyke

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Scorers: UCC: Tries: Ivan Dineen, Sean Scanlon 2; Cons: Brian Derham 2
Galwegians: Try: Ati Olive; Con: Mark Butler; Pens: Mark Butler 2

Two second half tries from in-form full-back Sean Scanlon helped the Cork students keep their play-off challenge on course.

Indeed, it was a fifth win in six league games for Conor Twomey’s youngsters who mustered a 19-11 win over Galwegians at Crowley Park back in October.

The first half was largely dominated by the forwards and the game remained scoreless until ‘Wegians full-back Mark Butler converted a 40-metre penalty on 26 minutes.

Team captain Ivan Dineen hit back for the ‘College side with a well-taken try in the corner, teed up by the attacking efforts of goalkicking winger Brian Derham and scrum half Brian Slater.

A second penalty from Butler nudged the visitors into a 6-5 interval advantage, but UCC’s firepower out wide saw them slice through for two crucial tries in the third quarter.

Scanlon showing his finishing class by scoring both and although bustling back rower Ati Olive grabbed a converted try for ‘Wegians, UCC were able to see out a result which solidifies their third place position – six points behind new leaders Young Munster.