Club Men: Ballynahinch 21 Malone 13 (UR Premiership D1)

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A second half fightback saw Ballynahinch clinch the SONI Ulster Premiership at Ballymacarn Park.

Second half tries from Keith Dickson and Ryan Wilson saw the hosts overturn a 13-6 deficit at the break.

Richard Reaney nudged the home side ahead but was cancelled out by Rory Campbell inside the first ten minutes.

Campbell gave the away side the lead 20 minutes into the game after enjoying the bulk of territory and possession.

Davy McMaster extended Malone’s lead after 26 minutes. The Belfast side worked the ball from side to side before the winger crossed in the corner.

Hinch made their first entry into the Malone 22 after 35 minutes and Reaney added his second penalty to leave the scores 13-6 in favour of the away side at the break.

Dickson scored Hinch’s first try of the afternoon eight minutes after the break. Bradley Luney made the break in midfield and the ball was recycled for the No. 8 to score.

After constant pressure in the Malone half and two missed penalty opportunities, Ross Adair dropped back into the pocket and kicked a drop goal with five minutes left.

The win was secured for Ballynahinch two minutes later. Adair picked a great line off replacement scrum half Aaron Cairns and offloaded to Wilson who bundled over the line.

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