Grosvenor RFC Notes: I XV 17 v Limavady RFC I XV 14 Report Live HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Grosvenor hosted fellow mid-table dwellers Limivady at Belmont on a near perfect day for running rugby. Grosvenor started strongly and took the lead after 8 minutes when No.8 Andrew Kelly barged his way over from fifteen metres out. Conversion missed. Limavady responded well and scored a fine try under the posst which was converted to give them a slender lead. The breakdowns were hotly contested and led to a series of penalties against both sides which disrupted the flow of the game. As half-time loomed Grosvenor launched another attack on the visitors line and that man Kelly stormed over for another try. 10-7 at the break.

Limavady had the upper hand in the early exchanges of the second period and their impressive Kiwi out-half orchestrated a series of line breaks which stretched Gosvenor’s defence but some stout defence, notabley by Ben Coard in the centre, kept them at bay. Limavady launched another attacke from half-way but young Peter Davies intercepted and sprinted in under the posts for a fortunate try. Conversion added 17-7. Limavady struck back immediately with a well taken try and the last ten minutes were played at a frantic pace with Grosvenor defending resolutely. Back-row lIve-wire Matt Cahoon then had to leave the field with a nasty neck injury and after a long break in play the final two minutes of the game resumed. Limavady threw everthing into attack but they lost possession at crucial moments and Grosvenor clung on for the win. Final score 17-14.

Man-of-the-match – there were several stand-out performances today, Cartmill is back to is old form with some impressive loose play and great darts at the lines-out, Kelly and Stoops were as usual whole hearted in both attack and defence but Matt Cahoon gets the nod for putting his body on the line time and time again to secure the win. Thankfully his injury is not too serious and we wish him a speedy

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