Buccs buck leaders Con

Cork Con 10 Buccaneers 22

Cork Con 10 Buccaneers 22

There were no late heroics for leaders Con at Temple Hill as they surrendered their 11-game unbeaten record to a rampant Buccaneers side, with flanker Gavin Schoeman's stoppage time effort continuing the midlanders unbeaten run of nine games.

Con still remain at the summit of Division One, but are idle until April 3.

The home side got the ideal start when Derek Dillon raced into the corner after a good Con back row move freed up some space for the winger to score on five minutes.

Scrum-half Pat McCarthy missed the conversion, and Con were to go scoreless for the next 70 minutes as Buccs put 17 points on them without reply.

The visiting pack was dominant and on 17 minutes, the impressive back row David Kelly clinched his fifth try of the season, running from his own 22, with David Connellan converting into a 7-5 half-time lead.

Prop Martin Cahill lunged over on 55 minutes for Buccs' second try, after a good break by centre William Wallace, converted by Connellan.

The impressive number 10 hit over a drop goal on 67 minutes before Kiwi replacement Steve McColl brought about hopes of a Con comeback with a second try.

But Schoeman sealed Con's faith nearing the whistle with a game in hand.

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