RS Dungannon Rugby I XV v Ballymena Academy Rugby I XV, took place on the WK Armstrong pitch at the Royal School

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The game was a competitive and entertaining contest, with both packs of forwards working hard to establish dominance at the breakdown. Ballymena Academy opened the scoring when Darren Geddis slotted a penalty in the 10th minute tyo give his team a 3-0 lead. The RS Dungannon team then enjoyed an extended period of possession which culminated in their left winger, Peter Cashel, chipping into space behind the Ballymena defence and winning the foot race to touch down for a fine individual try. The conversion was missed and the score stayed 5-3 in favour of the home team until just before the break when Darren Geddis was successful with his second penalty of the morning to give the Ballymena Academy team a 6-5 interval lead. Early in the second half, both sides had opportunities to put points on the board but neither was able to make the crucial yards over the opposition try-line. Andrew Clingan, Mark Wright and Stephen Rodgers worked hard in defence for the RS Dungannon team while Matthew Rea, George Hargy and Sam McNabney all impressed for the visitors. Ballymena Academy extended their lead to 9-5 midway through the second half with another Darren Geddis penalty. The game remained finely poised until the last few minutes when Ballymena Academy’s scrum half, Jack Fleming, broke clear and showed excellent pace to finish in the corner. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful but the Ballymena Academy team had recorded a hard earned 14-5 victory.

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