The U20s overcame a very strong challenge from Old Wesley in Energia Park on Sunday to retain their position at the top of the Premier League.
Playing into a fresh wind, Lansdowne struggled to get any possession for long periods of the first half.
Old Wesley applied a lot of pressure and deservedly took the lead with a converted try. Lansdowne replied when a Wesley overthrow was picked up by man of the match Robbie Kidney who made ground before the ball went through the hands and Sean Wafer finished well in the corner.
This was magnificently converted into the crosswind by Stephen Madigan to leave the scores level at half time.
The second half saw Lansdowne indiscipline leading to 2 yellow cards and a penalty try conceded. None the less,
Lansdowne drew level again when they were also awarded a Penalty try after Wesly collapsed the scrum.
Lansdowne clinched it with a penalty from Stephen Madigan to bag the points.
Match Report: Mark McMahon
Match Details: Leinster Rugby JP Fanagan (U20) – Premier 1 Round 13: Old Wesley FC v. Lansdowne FC
Venue: Energia Park
Date: Sunday 23rd February 2020
Score: Old Wesley 14 Lansdowne FC 17
Tries: Sean Wafer, Penalty Try
Conv: Stephen Madigan
Pen: Stephen Madigan
Man of the Match: Robbie Kidney