2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Royal School Armagh Schools

Schools: Campbell College v RS Armagh (Match abandoned)

From the kick off Campbell failed to reach the 10m line and the scrum was set on the halfway. Three phases later Armagh had a penalty close to the Campbell try line but kicked for the corner and from there mauled their way over the Campbell line for their first try, unconverted.

No mistake from the restart this time and Campbell were deep in Armagh territory – quick series of plays mixing punch line breaks and close quarter pick and go before going in under the posts to take the lead 7-5.

Campbell continued the pressure and soon were awarded a penalty in front of the posts which was slotted home.

Armagh dug in and went in for their second try with a well worked move out wide and the right wing picked the pass up from his toes and dotted down in the corner with the conversion attempt hitting the post.

CCB attacked again and through an excellent centre break the ball was shifted at speed for their right wing to score. Conversion attempt missed and the score at half time was 12-10 to Campbell.

The see saw nature of this match continued in the second half with each team adding further points, each team having a man in the bin.

The game was finely balanced at 22-18 to Armagh with a few mins left and Campbell in full attack, just feet from the Armagh line looking for the wining score.

However the contest was abruptly stopped by the referee and the match abandoned after an accidental serious injury to an Armagh player.

Both sets of players behaved in an exemplary fashion respecting the decision of the referee to call the game a no result.

The FRU wish a speedy recovery to the young Armagh player from his injury.

Photo credit – Richard Owens


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