Andy Ussher in Flight v Bective Rangers
As the festive season approaches Suttonians RFC remains a hive of activity on Station Rd.. The Men’s 1st XV have had 2 good home wins in recent weeks, albeit both narrowly.. First up on the 4th perennial rivals Ashbourne were seen off 15-11 in a usual ill-tempered affair with the Meathmen. It was a performance full of heart form the home side who turned 8-nil down at the break but showed their true abilities in the second half running in 2 tries
The following week a much fancied Bective side travelled to Station Rd and were seen off 23-11 in a game that probably should have been more comfortable on the scoreboard than it actually was although the home side could take some comfort in what was probably their best performance of the season to date. They have now moved up to 5th place in a very tight league where on any given day any team seems to be capable of beating another.
The women’s XV had games on the same days putting up a very strong performance in going down to a star-laden Blackrock team as the 3rd part of triple header on the 4th of November. The visitors arrived with a stong season already behind them and the Suttonians girls were right in the battle until the last quarter when the depth of the Blackrock squad told. The following week the girls travelled west to take on Galwegians, a venue where they had yet to pick up a win despite having had some success against the Galway side at home and indeed in the Conference Final in Donnybrook the season before last. But that was all to change on a dirty evening by the Corrib with the Sutton side winning 12-5 in a game that wasn’t helped by the conditions.
The men’s 2ND XV have been having an excellent season. Having seen off Ashsbourne with relative ease they faced league leaders Bective who have won this league for the last 2 seasons. Suttonians’ lloked to have taken the spoils with an 80th minute penalty from the half way line but deep into injury the visitors converted a penalty of their own to seal a 2 point victory. Heartbreak for the home side but they remain close to top of the league with plenty of games remaining
Forthcoming fixtures as follows
25/11 – Away vs Wicklow
2/12 – Away vs Tullow
There is then a long break until the 13th of January
2/12 – Home vs Wicklow
9/12 – Away vs Railway Union
Action then doesn’t resume until well into the New Year
One other game of note is this Sunday in Malahide RFC where the Suttonians U17s take on Wicklow in the Leinster Cup Final at 2pm. There is some great talent in the Suttonians team and they would greatly appreciate any support
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