Civil Service 0 Limavady 83
For the second week in a row Limavady ran in 13 tries and hit the eighty point mark in another display of clinical running rugby. Straight from the kick off it was clear to see that the visitors were keen to start where they left off after last weeks demolation of Letterkenny. After stealing a Civil Service lineout Peter Wilson was set clear by centre Jamie Mo. Miller who touched down for try number one. The returning Greg Jordan took over kicking duties today and he landed the first of his nine successful conversion attempts. New siging Miller has settled in really well after coming into side this season and he got on the scoresheet after 5mins when scrum half, the other Jamie Miller, gave him the simplest of finishes following another trademark break.
The visiors were dominant in all sectors of play and after already stealing a lineout, it was a strike against the head in the games first scrum that lead to a try for Luke Faulkner. Four minutes later the big out half turn provider. This time it was the returning John Purcell who took the pass and raced clear to score under the posts and after 14mins Limavady had the bonus point in the bag. Great pressure forced a turnover in midfield and winger Matt Haslett kicked ahead and was first to the loose ball. He unselfishly passed to Jamie Mo Miller for try number five. Try number six came three minutes later with captain Daniel Irvine getting his name on the score sheet for a 38-0 lead, with only 21 minutes on the clock.
There was just one score in the 2nd quarter as Daniel Irvine stormed over for in the corner with the final play of the half. Civil Service did manage to get their hands on the ball a bit more but found the Limavady defense in a rather unforgiving manner. So at the short whistle the scoreboard read Civil Service 0 Limavady 43.
The message at half time was to keep up the intensity and to maintain the high standards that the players had set themselves, especially the missed tackle count of zero.
The start of the second half mirrored that of the first as with the first play of the half debutant Jack McCool touched down for his first Limavady try. Four minutes later Matt Haslett finished off a super team move following a quick lineout by scrum half Jamie Miller. Luke Faulkner broke through thr home rearguard on 48mins and then on the hour mark winger Robert Lamberton followed up his own kick to score a wonderful try. On 71 minutes scrum half Jamie Miller darted through a gap in the home defence and then with the last play of the match flanker Sam Mackey ghosted down the blindside following a lineout.
Final Score Civil Service 0 Limavady 83
Another clinical display from the young Roesiders, but a sterner challenge awaits next week when Lurgan are the visitors to the John Hunter Memorial Grounds. Lurgan provided Limavady with some of their toughest battles last season, and after an indifferent start to this seasons campaign had an imprssive 39-3 win over Newry. So the Men from Pollock Park will be travelling to the North-West high in confidence. Kick off time for this one is at 2.30pm.
Team. P. Wilson, R. Lamberton, Jamie Mo Miller, Greg Jordan, M. Haslett, L. Faulkner, Jamie Miller. C. Scott, J. Blair, J. McCollum, M. Rice, J. Purcell, J. McCool, S. Mackey, D. Irvine.
The seconds got back to winning ways with a tremendous 34-7 win over Queens thirds. A bonus point win that sees them take top spot in Junior league section 4. Next week it’s a trip to County Down to play Ballynahinch 5ths. Never an easy venue to get anything. Kick off for that one is also at 2.30pm.