|Greystones Secure Bonus Point Win v Midleton|
|Ulster Bank League Division 2A
Greystones RFC 30. Middleton RFC 12
Played: Saturday 28th January 2012
Venue: Dr. Hickey Park
Tries: Ronan Carroll (2)
Penalties: Andrew Kealy (2)
AIL League action resumed in Dr Hickey Park after a long Christmas break as Greystones welcomed Middleton for round 9 of the 2011/2012 season. Stones opened the scoring early when Scott Caldwell popped a pass to Ross Spillane who the released winger Ronan Carroll to touch down his first try of the day. Andrew Kealy converted to give the home side a 7 – 0 lead after five minutes.
The early score did not upset Middleton as they found new confidence with a strong performance in the scrum and line-out and responded on the quarter hour with a try from their no 7 Michael Cronin.
A penalty from Andrew Kealy followed soon after and on 26 minutes Simon Malone showed great pace as he burst through a tackle and then sprinted clear of the scramble defence to cross for a try. 15-5 at the break and a comfortable lead for the home side.
Middleton came out after the break with a determination and got their reward with a try in the corner from quick tap penalty from replacement Paul Daly and the conversion was added by Jeffery Hitchmough. Andrew Kealy opened up the lead for Stones to 18 – 12 on the hour slotting over a penalty kick.
Stones were hungry for a bonus point win and secured try number three with Ronan Carroll’s second of the day with ten minutes to go with a superb try from 35 meters cutting in past the defenders. Stones were on the attack to the end and it fell to Bobby Clancy to burst through to secure the bonus point on the stroke of full time. Andrew Kealy provided the last action of the game converting to give Stones a 30 – 12 win.
Greystones are on the road again next weekend as they travel to Lakelands Park for their clash with Terenure College.
15 Ross Spillane
16 Ronan Kearney