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PRO SHOTS (c) Steve Haslett

Limavady turned their attention this week to the Cup when they travelled to Omagh to take on their 2nd XV in the first round of River Rock Towns Cup. Omagh fielded a particularly strong side with several 1st XV players getting a run out. Limavady put up a tremendous display running out victorious by 11.10 The basis of this victory has to be attributed to the defensive display by the visitors with several big hits coming in from Clive Scott, Stuart Simpson and Luke Montgomery. Twenty five minutes of the first half had elapsed before the scoreboard was troubled. Limavady were awarded a penalty on Omagh’s ten metre line which Peter Wilson slotted through the middle of the posts. Omagh then managed to get their first points when, just before the half time whistle, they managed to touch down in the corner. With the conversion missed the referee brought the half to an end with the score just favouring the home side by 5 points to 3

The second half was very much same again with Omagh trying to increase their lead but found themselves running into a brick wall that was Limavady’s defence. It was Limavady who would again score first when Peter Wilson slotted his second penalty of the afternoon. Limavady would then stretch their lead further when, following the best move of the match, the ball was moved wide to Stewart Roddy on Limavady’s left wing. Stewart still had work to do as he showed a tremendous turn of pace to sprint in and score in the corner. With a slender lead now of six points the question was if Limavady could hold out for the final twenty minutes. Omagh came back and closed the gap to just a single point when their winger scored again. With the conversion going a-begging this led to a very tense finale. Try as they might Omagh looked to find another score however due to excellent commitment from Limavady’s defence the score was to remain the same right up to when Peter Wilson cleared the ball to touch to close out the game.

The Coaching staff and supporters were delighted with their team’s efforts and now await, with anticipation, their opponents in Round 2

Final score Omagh 2nds 10. Limavady 11

Gavin Martin and his back line wait patiently for the ball from the scrum

Pressure close to the Limavady line from the Omagh scrum

Peter Wilsonis quick to defend the attack from Omagh’s big number 8

Peter Wilson puts into the scrum as Limavady regain possession following resolute defence

Daniel Irvine throws himself at Omagh’s marauding number 8

Omagh’s number 8 powers into Limavady’s defence

Limavady players flock to stop the tricking running of Omagh Fullback, Ali Beckett

Ali Beckett feels the full force of the tackle from Limavady’s Jason Kerr

Graham McAleese puts in an important tackle on Omagh’s out half, Beattie.

Limavady Captain, Jody McMurray makes a strong break from his own 5 m line

Jody McMurray breaks strongly from his own 5m line

Gavin Martin spreads the ball out to Limavady’s back line

Perry Semple takes the ball into contact with Omagh’s defence

Peter Wilson kicks a penalty to put Limavady 3-0 up

Omagh’s Number 8 powers towards Limavady’s try line

Jason Kerr’s crucial tackle stops a certain score by Omagh’s number 8

Strong defence from Limavady ensured Omagh’s Number 8 did not cross the line

Omagh Fullback, Ali Beckett is closed down by Limavady’s defence

Gavin Martin kicks deep into Omagh territory

Gavin Martin gets to grips with Omagh’s Second Rower, Sproule

Graham McAleese attempts to stop Omagh’s Outhalf, Beattie

Jody McMurray tests Omagh’s defence

Stewart Roddy, touches down for Limavady’s try in the corner

Limavady past President, Wilson Kennedy enjoys Limavady’s away win in the Towns Cup

Ben Riley on the break for Limavady

Limavady’s Jamie Millar had a good game on his return from a period of injury

Limavady Captain Jody McMurray on the attack