Grosvenor's season of "what might have beens" continued with a narrow loss to Dromore in our penultimate home game of the League season. Watched by a sizeable midweek crowd, spectators were treated to an excellent game of rugby where both sides were determined to throw the ball about.
Dromore lead with a penalty goal and as Grosvenor came back strongly, a speculative pass was intercepted and our visitors ran in under the posts for a 10-0 lead.
Grosvenor to be fair have shown great resilience this season and have played some excellent rugby and it was no surprise when Timmy McMullan scored a well deserved try which he, duly converted. 10-7 to Dromore.
Dromore had an excellent back line, led by an outstanding out half and they increased their lead with an easy penalty 13-7. Their backs again manufactured a try which went unconverted , 18-7. Again, that fighting spirit was to the fore as Grosvenor right wing, Jamie McCreight scored a terrific individual try which McMullan converted 18-14. Despite another great defensive shift, Dromore scored again to leave the final score at 23-14. This scoreline flattered Dromore and Grosvenor at least deserved a losing bonus point. They will play much worse than this and win games. For the second game in a row, Grosvenor lost an outside back with a head injury as Ben Coard was forced to leave the field and substitute scrum half Neil Adams came on to the wing and performed well, as he had done against CI.
Despite really strong performances from Purdon, Pollock and McMaster, my Grosvenor MOM goes to Jamie McNeight for an all round display, topped by an excellent individual try.