RBAI edge close contest against Ballymena

RBAI celebrate after winning the Medallion Shield Final between RBAI and Ballymena Academy at the Queens Sports Arena

RBAI celebrate after winning the Medallion Shield Final between RBAI and Ballymena Academy at the Queens Sports Arena

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RBAI won the Medallion Shield after they defeated Ballymena Academy 12-10 in a keenly fought contest at a sunny Queen’s Sports Arena.

Ballymena struck first in the 10th minute when winger Conor Barkley finished off a sweeping backline move to cross in the left corner. Conor Agnew failed to convert leaving the County Antrim boys 5-0 in front.

The Belfast boys hit back on the 20-minute mark when flanker Charlie Cloke stretched for the line to score, James Hume failed to convert leaving the scores tied at 5 points a piece. The game was nip and tuck and the score remained tied 5-5 at half-time.

 

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