Down didn’t get out of the blocks in the second half and a missed tackle in midfield cost them dearly as Grosvenor scored to take a 12-7 lead. However Down rallied and with man of the match Charlie Gibson pulling the strings from out half they managed to make their way into the opposition 22 and after a number of phases, flanker Shea Preston crossed for an unconverted try. The next score was going to be vital and Down found themselves on the front foot again and that man Graham was on hand to finish off a fine passage of play to score. Walsh again converted. There was to be one last twist when the Grosvenor winger thought he’d scored a late try but he mistook the 5 metre line for the try line much to the home side’s relief.
This result showed a marked improvement from the corresponding fixture last season and the team deserves full credit for putting into practice what they have learnt in training.