Metro League 3 – Old Wesley 38 Old Belvedere 15. Report by Ivan Campbell
(6th Nov) A clear, dry day in Donnybrook made perfect conditions for a fast-paced game. Wesley started well against a strong wind, however some weak tackles led to Belvo crossing for the opening try. Wesley responded confidently and after a strong run up the touch line Mark Fitzgibbon crossed the line. Michael Hastings and Mulcaire O’Mara also touched down following some excellent team play.
Wesley started the second half strong, both Mark Fitzgibbon and Mulcaire O’Mara crossing the line for their 2nd tries. Old Wesley went down to 14 men after a sin binning and the Old Belvedere pack put some strong pressure on and were rewarded with a try. It was not enough though and Wesley returned to dominate, the game was finally closed when Tim Hawe danced through 3 tackles to score in the corner.
The game finished 38-15. All in all a strong performance from Wesley and a promising sign of what’s to come.