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a Trilogy of Games to start the year which hasn't seen the best of Boynes Seconds.
the final match of 2009 saw boyne lose out to a last minute try to Sepaoint and this seems to have knocked the wind from their sails. The X mas break was an extended one and players & coaches used all their resourcefullness to find places to train and keep things ticking over-( sweaty gyms, astro turf pitches and a wind chilled Albion Pitch).
Any hopes that Boyne may have had before this game, of clinging on to Seapoints tails, were certainly dashed on the edges of the plains of the Curragh on Sunday last when Cill Dara took the spoils in a tough encounter. The home side were also anxious to keep themselves in contention for a top four place and also avoid dropping into the lower regions of the league where there is a dog fight going on to avoid relegation. A large home contingent were very happy at the end of this game when their team overcame the high flying visitors.
Boyne resumed their league campaign at Shamrock Lodge on Saturday last against league strugglers Monkstown. The recent spell of bad weather took its toll on the pitch and left the underfoot conditions very heavy. However, it stood the test well and both sides made light of the conditions to provide the attendance with a good game of rugby. Monkstown belied their league table position and gave the home side a good run for the 80 minutes.
BOYNE 2NDS IN NARROW DEFEAT
Boyne travelled to Seapoint on Saturday in the hope of consolidating top spot in the league for the Christmas break. Some forced changes to the team were made in advance of the trip however with a very strong squad this year Boyne took to the field full of confidence. Seapoint opened the brighter of the two sides and were rewarded inside ten minutes with a try out wide following an off the top move at the back of the lineout. Boyne were very slow to get out of the blocks and looked under a lot of pressure in the first twenty minutes but were solid enough to keep the score down 0-5.
This was the match that would have a significant bearing on the destination of the League title. A win for Seapoint would leave them with a nice cushion going into the New Year whilst Boyne had to win to make an impression on the leaders. As it turned out it went neither way and the points gap remained the same between the sides at the end of what could only be described as a pulsating game. It ended all square and Seapoint were the ones who breathed a sigh of relief at the final whistle.
Playing their 2nd away home match of the season boyne 'wanderers' accounted for their county rivals for the 2nd time in the season and remained top of Division 1a of the leinster 2nds league as a result. Indeed but for a dropped pass in the last phase of play Boyne could have achieved a winning try bonus point for the first time this season but young Shane cambell will be forgiven by his teammates as he had an excellent match and showed his versatility by filling in at full back for Neil Gernon after an earlier stint at his more familiar no 9 slot.
This was a hugely important game for both sides for different reasons. If Boyne were to retain their interest in putting pressure on league leaders Seapoint, they needed to win this encounter to stay in contact. Dundalk, on the other hand, were badly in need of a good result to maintain their interest in a top four spot. This league is now fiercely competitive and there is little between the teams with no result seen as a foregone conclusion. This game was played at Ashbourne having been swtched from Shamrock Lodge due to the adverse weather conditions.
The few Boyne supporters who braved the terrible weather conditions last Saturday to get to this match up at the City Of Derry witnessed a comprehensive defeat at the hands and feet of a very accomplished side who possessed pace, skill and determination in abundance. That they have aspirations of returning to the AIL there can be little doubt. This was the first game of rugby to take place between these clubs and the hospitality extended to their visitors by their President. Mr. Mark McFeely, the committee and members of the club was warm and convivial.
Following the fiasco of the previous week, Boyne returned to winning ways on Saturday last when they had a comprehensive win over Portlaoise at Balbriggan RFC to move into second place in the league behind leaders Seapoint who had a narrow win over Dundalk at Mill Road. Boyne transferred their matches to Balbriggan because of the adverse weather conditions and it proved a big success with the perfect pitch suiting the fast open rugby that they like to play. It was apparent from the start of this game that Boyne held the upper hand and went on the attack straight from the kick off.
Boyne travelled to league leaders Tullamore on Saturday knowing a win was a must. Preparations were severly hampered when Boyne were informed of a 5.0pm as opposed to a 5.15 kick off which after a 2 hour bus journey wasn't appreciated. Boyne used this slur as great motivation and started the game with great purpose leading 12 minutes after as many minutes. Tries by captain Caimhin Hall and centre Rice let Tullamore know early that Boyne meant business, in fact the lead should have being 20 points but for wayward goal kicking by the otherwise reliable MacEnaeny.