Metro Division 1 Relegation Play Off – Old Wesley 35 Blackrock 21
Old Wesley will remain in Metro Division 1 next season following a win over Blackrock at Donnybrook. And whilst the scoreline may appear convincing the result could have gone either way right up until the final minutes.
Blackrock looked the sharper in the opening exchanges crossing for a converted try after 5 minutes. Jack Maybury pulled the score back to 6-7 with two well struck penalty kicks. Then Donnchadha Phelan crossed for a try giving Old Wesley an 11-7 lead at half time.
An early second half try by Rock followed by another Maybury penalty kick had the sides level at 14 all. Two converted tries by Alan Jeffares and Matthew Bursey and it looked like game over, however Blackrock again responded with a converted try leaving 7 points between the sides. But with less than 3 minutes remaining Jeffares struck again with his second try putting the result out of doubt.
The outcome also means that our 3rds can now challenge for promotion to Metro Division 2.