Old Crescent lay siege to Derry with 104 points drubbing in Ulster Bank League

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent



Old Crescent lay siege to Derry with 104 points drubbing in Ulster Bank League

Old Crescent ran in 16 tries in scoring a 104-0 win over City of Derry at Rosbrien on Saturday

FREE-SCORING Old Crescent handing out a 104-0 drubbing to struggling City of Derry in their Ulster Bank League Division 2B fixture at Rosbrien on Saturday.

Leaders Crescent ran in 16 tries in all as the 2B leaders recorded a crushing defeat of the division’s bottom side.

Crescent have won all 14 of their All-Ireland League fixtures this season, the only one of the 50 clubs in the Ulster Bank league’s five divisions to boast such a record.

The winners are now eight points clear of second-placed Rainey Old Boys in the race to secure automatic promotion to Division 2A next season. 

There are now just four series of regular season fixtures to come.

Old Crescent have picked up no fewer than nine try bonus points in their 14 wins.

For the record, Val McDermott bagged a hat-trick of tries for the winners, while Cian Reale, Liam McMahon and Brendan Guilfoyle also bagged a brace of tries. The remaining tries came from Alex Simpson, Larry Hanley, Seagan Gleeson, Brian Bennett, Kevin Meade, Paul McNamara and Cathal O’Reilly. Ronan McKenna kicking five conversions, while Shane Mullally landed the remaining points.

Next up for Wanderers is the Saturday, March 3 date with Wanderers on the back pitch at the Aviva Stadium.