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Match Report

Limavady v Malone 2

Saturday, 12th October 2019

Limavady returned to action again this week when they entertained Malone 2 at the John Hunter Memorial Grounds. Conditions were excellent for a game of rugby and Limavady took full advantage of this when they produced their best performance this season to date.

Limavady started the game on the front foot and very quickly got their noses in front. John McCollum managed to get the first score of the afternoon when he forced his way over the score line. This was well deserved as John has put in some hard working displays this season to date, a lot of his work going unseen but much appreciated by the coaching staff. Five minutes later, after a period of sustained pressure on the Malone line, Luke Montgomery found a gap in the Malone rearguard to touch down. Stewart Roddy finished excellently for try number three when he rounded his opposite number to score under the posts. Luke Faulkner converted all three tries to push Limavady into a 21.0 advantage with only twenty minutes gone.

Malone managed to trouble the score board after thirty minutes when their out half, Rob Haldane, finished smartly. He converted his own try to narrow the score to 21.7

Not to be put off by this setback Limavady came back strongly and just before the break Stewart Roddy got his second of the afternoon to secure the extra bonus point.

Half Time: Limavady 26 Malone 7

The second half started the way the first finished with Limavady pressing for the line and try number five was achieved when Jamie Millar, from his scrum half position, left the Malone back row trailing in his wake as he squeezed in, in the corner. Peter Wilson converted. Following on quickly after this was the try of the game as the ball was moved through several hands and ended with John McCollum getting his second score.

Malone managed a second try at this point when wing Michael Melville touched down, converted by Haldane.

Two further tries were scored before the final whistle as, firstly Peter Wilson and secondly Russell Blair both succeeded in crossing the white wash.

This game was notable for the speed of play, few mistakes and clinical finishing. With some players rested this week and the performances of those replacing them, Coach Graeme Eastwood has some difficult decisions to make next week as he selects his side to face Academy. Final Score : Limavady 48 Malone 14