Gordon West Cup: Grosvenor 27 Letterkenny 17

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The boot of Grosvenor full back Scott Martin kept the Belfast side’s nose in front as they defeated Letterkenny 27 – 17 in the Gordon West Cup Final at Belfast on Saturday afternoon.

Letterkenny gave pre-match favourites Grosvenor an early scare when full back Kyle Samson went over for an early score. Out half Boyd Robinson converted to give the Donegal side a 7 – 0 lead.

The Belfast side, roared on by a raucous crowd, hit back with two tries by winger Simon Patterson taking the score to 10 – 7. Despite missing the conversions Scott Martin found his range with two penalties to put Grosvenor into a comfortable 16 – 7 lead.

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Letterkenny fought back with a try from wing forward Liam McGlinn and when Robinson slotted over the conversion Grosvenor’s lead was reduced to 16 – 14.

Martin steadied the ship with two more penalties and Robinson replied  with one of his own to keep the match in the balance at 22 – 17.

Grosvenor’s Martin capped a fine personal performance with a late break and off load to  prop Simon Fullerton who embarked on a 20 yard side stepping run for the line to score the deciding try late in the second half.Grosvenor winning 27 – 17.

Grosvenor: Scott Martin, Simon Patterson, Jordan Millar, Ryan Stewart, Peter McKeown, Gareth Montgomery, Matthew Fitzgerald, Fraser Graham, Nicky Koch, Andrew Kelly, Mark McAnally, Chris Culbert, Simon Fullerton, Mark Cartmill, Phil Hill, Neil Thompson, David Burke, Jack Adams, Jamie Meaklin, Craig Steele.

Letterkenny: Kyle Samson, Anthony McBride, J A McFadden, Brian Peoples, Andrew Gibson, Boyd Robinson, Damien Williamson, Adam Moore, Liam McGlynn, Kevin McLaughlin, Conor Dunleavy, Shaun Dunleavy, Rory McGonagle, James Boyd, Raymond Clarke, M Bond, K Kurrane, B Smith, J Daly, J Anderson

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