Old Bedians 17pts – 10pts LSH 2nd XV 2nd September 2017 

LSH came very close to securing a win in the opening fixture of the new season, only to fade towards the last third of the match. 

In hot conditions LSH made the better start and with much youth on display were able to move the ball and run at the opposition. 

With Danny Webster back at No8 (recovering from a long standing knee injury), LSH had a great pack leader able to dictate play.  Liam Keeneghan (little Bingo) made his debut at 9 and showed maturity and real promise. 

Of real note was Connor Roberts who at 6 was the stand out player of the first half until he fell and twisted his knee and had to be replaced.  A real charger he was and we can’t wait for his speedy recovery. 

LSH scored the first try as Webby ran down the left channel from pretty much half way and showed two dummies to beat players and kept going to the line.  Jamie Morris converted and also scored a penalty to match the penalty from Old Bedians to make the half time score 10-3 to LSH. 

LSH played up the slight slope in the 2nd half and for much of the half were the better team. 

Connor Thompson at 11 made the tackle of the match getting under ball and man to save a certain try. 

Just one break from the opposition 12 was the difference in the end. 

Disappointing to lose but much potential on display and the lads will only get better as the season progresses.

Paul Killilea