On a dry but cold day in the Toon, Ballymoney 3rd’s looked to continue their good form since Christmas progressing to the Quarter finals of the Foster plate and picking up maximum points in the league against Lurgan and Newry.
Ballymoney started the stronger of the 2 teams playing with the elements. With 5 minutes on the clock after strong runs from the centre partnership of Dean and Andy Lisburn where forced in to conceding a penalty right in front of the posts. Up step Thomas to give Ballymoney a 3 nil lead, that unfortunately was his last successful kick of the match. From the kick-off Mike kept Lisburn pinned in their 22 by kicking to the corner, but for poor discipline from Ballymoney prevented more points being scored, but repeatedly when in the opposition 22 either penalties or poor handling let Lisburn of the hook. With the half drawing to a close some great hands my Moxen sold the dummy and fed Thomas to beat the last man to score in the corner. With five minutes of the half left strong running from the back row of Phil, Toss and Neil took the team back into Lisburn half before being forced into touch. From the resulting line out Alfie forced the turnover and Robert playing scrum half fed Neil from 5 yards out who forced his way over only for the Ref to unfairly rule the try as being held up. This was the last play of the half…… CLICK HERE for the full report & Shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!