The lead changed hand many occasions in this important game, player at times in terrible conditions. At one stage, the referee, Shane Kierans took both sides off in a hail storm, while Tomas Quinlan was lining up a shot at goal.
The home side went ahead with a penalty but it was Dolphin through Matt Barry that scored the tries opening try. Tomas Quinlan stretched the lead to 8-3 with a penalty. While Dolphin had a territorial advantage in the opening half it was Old Crescent who next attacked, playing under an advantage their attack fell inches short and the referee gave a penalty try and a yellow card.
Despite being down a man, Dolphin kept plugging away and were rewarded with another Quinlan penalty to lead 10-11 at the break.
Quinlan kicked another penalty early in the 2nd half, however, Old Crescent scored an unconverted try to once again take the lead, this time 15-14.
Another penalty for Dolphin saw the lead change for the 5th time, unfortunately, a penalty in the final play of the game gave Old Crescent back to back victories, the first by three points and this one by a single point.