Lee keeps Third's title dreams alive

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Lee keeps Third's title dreams alive thumbnailWinger Andrew Lee on his way for one of his three tries

DUNGANON Thirds kept their league title hopes alive with a very impressive 55-5 win in Limavady on Saturday.

Limavady II...5
Dungannon III...55

The visitors started well and Andrew Lee rounded the home defence twice in the first eight minutes for a 10-0 lead.

The hosts then settled and forced 'Gannon to defend before centre, Kyle Walker raced in to cut the deficit on 15 minutes.

The Dungannon pack then showed what they could do with Stevy Donaghy, Mark McFarland and Dans Gulbis to the fore before Daniel Mikolajczyk and Josh Patton charged through to score.

Lee added one conversion to leave the score 22-5 at the break.

Lee started the second half as he did the first when he completed his hat trick on 50 minutes.

Going into the final quarter Dungannon struck twice in as many minutes with Jonny O'Neill and Josh Patton dotting down for Diarmuid McKeown to convert both. Dungannon were now out of sight at 41-5.

Josh Mens then crossed for Lee to convert before Jack Weir raced away for Dungannon's final try. Matthew Smyth added the extras to complete the scoring.

Team manager, Jonny Wright was delighted with the performance.

Dungannon - D Morrison, D Mikolajczyk, C O'Hagan, G Stewart, S Donaghy, D Gulbis, M McFarland, J Patton, J Weir, L McGrath, D Graham, J O'Neill, S Vance, A Lee, M Smyth, J Mens, P McKeown, J Wright.

The issue regarding City of Derry's withdrawal from their AIL match with Dungannon has changed.

Following a discussion in Dublin, the Judges Road men have been docked five league points and both they and Dungannon have been ordered to play the match on Saturday, 13 January.


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