I XV Match Report Malone put in an amazing performance to blow away Instonians
Malone started brightly, Pentland missing an early penalty, however a short time later Josh was on target with his second penalty to give a 0-3 lead.
Josh was involved in Malones firstry when he made a super break but the ball was passes and scrum half Shane Kelly finished the move. Josh added the conversion to put Malone 0-10 ahead.
Johnny Burgess was the scorer of Malones second try with Josh again adding the extras score now 0-17.
Malone were playing some excellent rugby the pack were dominant and the backline full of running, the tacking from the entire team was superb and the odd occassion when Instonians looked dangerous Malones first up tacking but advancing players to a halt.
Chris Leathem made a superb break and look certain to score when the referee penalised Malone for blocking. Instonians missed a penalty in front of the posts and then lost their fullback after he was shown yellow by the referee.
from the resultant penalty Michael Barker got his first try of the game, Josh missing the conversion Malone extend their lead 0-22. malone now playing fast accurate and expansive rugby scored again through Michael barker, his second and the scoreboard continued to tick over when Josh added the conversion, the try bonus point secured Malone seemed unstopable. the half came to an end with a soreline of 0-29.
The second half saw the homeside lift their game however it was Malone who scored again through Crawford leaving Josh the easyist of conversions Malone now 0-36 in front.
malone continued to dominate in all areas of the game and were unlucky not to score on a couple of occassions when the ball failed to go to hand. Instonians were finding it difficult to retasin possession and on the odd occassion when the did manage to get the ball they were guilty of kicking away possession. Instonians did lay seige to the Malone line for a few minutes in the middle of the 2nd half however Malone managed to turn the ball over and clear their lines.
Malone kept on pressing and Michael barker got his third try of the evening again converted by josh to take them to 0-43, the game ended a short ime later with that final scoreline.
Congratulations guys for a job well done and in some style.
Things that impressed, tackling, determiation, handling skills, self belief. The young pack played some great rugby at the set piece and in the lose. The back line so so impressive showing great ball skills and some excellent lines of running.
Away to City of Derry next Saturday another belter to anticipate, but if we continue to play rugby to the same standard and keep our self belief it is well within our grasp.
We now sit in 2nd spot in the table, well done to all concerned, Mamagement, coaching staff and most of all the whole playing squad.