Clogher Valley skipper Baxter delighted with Towns’ Cup success

Clogher Valley celebrate winning the 2014 Towns Cup Final against Donaghadee
Clogher Valley celebrate winning the 2014 Towns Cup Final against Donaghadee

Clogher Valley captain Stephen Baxter was delighted to lead his side to a third Town’s Cup victory in four years will a hard fought victory over Donaghadee at Ravenhill.

The Tyrone club lifted the trophy after a 15-7 win over their fellow Kukri Qualifying League opponents.

“It’s a great achievement for the club to be back here and it’s a great achievement to win the league and cup double, I feel we deserved for the fans and I’m delighted for the boys and the coaches, everyone played their part in the club,” said Baxter.

Clogher played with the wind in the first half but only had a 3-0 lead at the interval.

“They defended very well, we knew league form would go out the window because with Donaghadee you know you’re going to get a dust up and we knew they weren’t going to let us win easily thankfully in the second half we upped the ante and got the scores and we played with the ball in the right areas.”

Donaghadee took the lead after the restart but it was Baxter who got Clogher’s first try.

“When we conceded the try I just say to the boys lift it, it was a matter of winning the break down, Donaghadee were running at us and attacking us and they had their tails up so it was a matter of us rallying and went we scored that first try in the corner it changed the game.”

“I was glad to get over in the corner and get my hands on the ball and claim the try, I was glad we kicked on from it, we got another penalty in the corner and we able to get over for the killer blow.”

“Our maul didn’t function that well in the first half but we seemed to get it going in the second half and we’re experienced players that have been here a few times and that maybe brought us through in the end up.”