Rainey OB recorded a comprehensive 13 – 45 win at Belfast Harlequins in the second round of the Ulster Senior Cup on Saturday afternoon.
The Old Boys made their intentions clear as their scrum half Lorcan Quinn scampered over in the first minute, Andy Magrath landing the difficult conversion from out wide.
The visitors doubled their lead ten minutes later with Caolan Mortan crossing for Magrath to convert to take the score to 0 – 14.
Quins showed some flashes in the first half but they lacked the continuity to sustain their attacks and the robust Rainey defence restricted their efforts to a Ben Sloan penalty.
Rainey had the last word of the half when Daniel O’Neill barged over close to the posts, the conversion surprisingly missed, to give a half time score of Quins 3 Rainey 19.
Quins pulled it back to 6 – 19 with a second Sloan penalty before O’Neill crossed for Rainey minutes later, Magrath converting. However Quins responded immediately with a jinking run from Chris Lorimer ending under the posts for Sloan to convert, pushing the score along to 13 – 26.
Unfortunately for the home side, Rainey pretty much took over after that with tries from Andrew Harbinson, Aidan McSwiggan and Finty Quinn, Magrath converting two to give a final score of Quins 13 Rainey 45.