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CLICK HERE FOR MORE ! To follow INTOUCH RUGBY on Facebook CLICK HERE to Follow InTouch Schools & Clubs Rugby in Ulster & Lifestyle Specials page on Facebook CLICK HERE for TWITTER CLICK HERE Pic (c) Steve Haslett Match Report Ballymoney v Limavady Saturday, 16th November 2019 Limavady travelled to near neighbours , Ballymoney, this week for a game which they knew would be difficult. With a large home support present Ballymoney were keen to take Limavady’s unbeaten scalp this year and this so nearly materialised. Limavady had slightly the better of the first half as they pressed for a lead. This came on the 22nd minute when Luke Faulkner was on hand to dot down in the corner. He duly converted from the touch line to put his side out in front. Ballymoney responded a few minutes later when they scored through their inside centre. With the conversion missed this time Limavady carried the slight advantage to half time. Half Time: Ballymoney 5 Limavady 7 The second half probably favoured Ballymoney however good defence from the visitors stopped their line being breached with the only points coming from penalties. Ballymoney full back, Philip Strang, converted first to give his side the lead. This lead would alternate as the half went on, with Luke Faulkner responding and then Strang pushing his side ahead again. With the minutes ticking away it looked very much like Limavady’s unbeaten run was about to come to an end however, the character within the side enabled Limavady to press for another score. With only one minute remaining the referee penalised Ballymoney for an infringement. Luke Faulkner stepped up to take on a difficult penalty from thirty yards and an acute angle. To the great delight of the travelling support he squeezed this in via the inside of the post. There was just time to restart and a few moments later the ball was cleared to touch and the referee’s whistle sounded to end the match. Good result again, although not the free flowing rugby that the supporters have got used to, however this was down to the game plan of Ballymoney’s which they executed well and almost got the win. Stuart Simpson and Willie McCollum featured well with strong ball carries, Peter Wilson was lively at scrum half and Luke Faulkner chipped in with all thirteen points to see his side over the line. Full Time: Ballymoney 11 Limavady 13 Limavady 2nds also travelled this week to Lisburn and returned with an excellent victory by 39 points to 12. Seven tries scored by John Purcell (2), Jack Connor (2), David Craig, Perry Semple and Jamie Millar. Both sides now top their respective league tables.