RBAI lift Subsidiary Shield

An early exit at the fourth round of the main event for the Northern Bank Schools' Cup left holders, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, reeling after going down to rivals Campbell College, 7-0, but at Ravenhill on Monday they did pick up a trophy to give them some consolation.

A late couple of tries gave them what was in the end a rather flattering, but deserved, 27-12 win over a gamely Coleraine Academical Institution.

In a game where both teams were keen to throw the ball about, it looked as though Belfast Inst were going to walk away with proceedings when they had tries from No 8, Kenny Calladine and winger, Matthew Kilpatrick after two and 12 minutes.

But Coleraine were not going to lie down and they came back late in the half with a try through No 8, Angus Warwicker, which was converted from the touchline by outhalf, Ritchie McMaster.

A Patrick Irwin penalty early in the second half gave RBAI a 13-7 advantage.

The game did get a little scrappy as both sides tried to play an open passing game, but in the final five minutes tries from Kilpatrick and the impressive Fiyinfoluwa Olayisade, with two Irwin conversions put the result beyond doubt.

There was one last flurry from Coleraine and substitute Brown forced his way over in the corner to complete the scoring.