Dungannon registered their first win of the new Ulster Bank All Ireland League 1B campaign with this deserved home win over Dublin University.
It was a tough and hard fought game of rugby played in near perfect conditions with Dungannon returning a 3-0 scoreline on tries.
The home side, beaten last week in their opener in Belfast against Malone, had a dream start when after only 25 seconds, young Ulster player, Peter Nelson - starting at outhalf - touched down under the posts.
It had arrived after some lovely play Nelson initially, linking with fellow Ulster backs Chris Farrell and Chris Cochrane doing well to help create the chance for Nelson to soar.
His conversion made it 7-0, but after that the visitors dominated, particularly at scrum time, but never really got a grip on things.
Fullback Conor Kearns missed a long range penalty on 15 minutes, but did open his account three minutes later.
Dungannon responded with a counter attack, livewire scrumhalf, James Bates waltzing through the Dublin midfield and then looped a pass out to centre Farrell, who pinned the ears back and was away. Nelson converted from the touchline for a 14-3 advantage as the first quarter closed.
Kearns kicked a penalty on 37 minutes, just after Dungannon’s Ulster forward, Sean Doyle had returned from the sin-bin.
The second half was a real battle, Nelson missing a penalty on 45 minutes,
Although the students had a lot of possession and territory a break out by Doyle saw him make ground, Bates took it on and then Cochrane showed his power and strength to go through three attempted knock downs to score - Nelson converting.
Doyle was sent off for a second yellow card offence, but Dungannon were never really troubled in the final 10 minutes.