Wallace High School recorded a very close 12-10 victory against Campbell College in the Quarter-Final of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup at Fox’s Field.
The Campbell team started the game very strongly and had the Wallace High School defence on the back foot for long periods of time in the first half.
Campbell had opened up a 10-9 lead in the first half. One penalty and a converted try from Ireland U19 player, Jack Owens, accounted for the Campbell points in the first half while the Wallace team responded with three Ryan Moore penalties.
The second half saw the Wallace team take control of the game with their pack attacking the opposition team at the set-piece plays.
This success allowed the Wallace HS half back partnership of Jonny Stewart and Ryan Moore to display good game management skills.
Andrew Cardosi, Jacob Stockdale and Ben Finlay all came close but could not find a way through.
However, the pressure was sufficient to cause the Campbell team to give away penalties.
Moore converted one of these second half penalties for Wallace which was enough to secure a narrow, but well-deserved, 12-10 victory and they now march-on to the semi-finals at Ravenhill.