Brave Lurgan College ground down by Ballyclare High School

Lurgan's Michael Boulos and Strabane's Peter Kirk
Lurgan's Michael Boulos and Strabane's Peter Kirk

Lurgan College hosted Ballyclare High School with Ballyclare winning 35-18.

Lurgan College took an early 6-0 lead through two Scott Wilson penalties. Aaron Playfair then scored an unconverted try to reduce the Ballyclare High School deficit to 6-5.

An Adam Clarke penalty gave Ballyclare an 8-6 lead. Adam Kirk then ran in for an unconverted try to give Ballyclare a 13-6 lead at the interval.

Shortly after half time the Ballyclare lead was extended to 20-6 when Owen Kirk ran in for a try, which Adam Clarke converted.

Lurgan mounted a comeback with a Stan Boulos try. Scott Wilson added the extras to reduce the arrears to 20-13.

Owen Kirk then scored an unconverted try for Ballyclare to increase their lead to 25-13.

Back came Lurgan with an unconverted try from Scott Wilson to take the scoreboard to 25-18 in favour of Ballyclare.

Ballyclare grabbed two more unconverted tries from Adam Clarke and Owen Kirk. in the final seven minutes of the game.