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Larne II’s returned to the top of Ulster Rugby Provincial League 5 after a six try win against PSNI II’s at the Glynn on Saturday afternoon. 

The Larne tries came from Andrew Gibson. Jordan Burns (2), Colin McKinty, Stevie McReynolds and Ricky McIlheron, Matthew Agnew adding three conversions. 

We popped over to this match at the start of the second half, abandoning our coverage of Ulster Club Rugby. Larne III’s 5 Grosvenor III’s 32 (McCambley Cup) in the search for more light. Larne were defending a 24 – 6 lead at the break but were down a key player due to a serious injury to Colin McKinty at the end of the first half. 

Another jarring hit by Marshal keeps the Larne line intact.

The PSNI looked to take advantage of Larne’s reorganisation but despite spending most of the second half in Larne territory they were unable to break down the resolute Larne defence, who’s last minute cover tackles were the main feature of the second half. 

While the PSNI may be wondering how they finished the game without a try there will be no such worries for the home side who crossed the line in two out of their three visits to the PSNI’s half. 

Larne crash over for a second half score.

A classic No 8 try off the back of a lineout maul accounted for their first score of the second half and it was quickly followed by a solo effort from Jordy Burns who ran one in from the half way line, minutes later, after being put away by veteran Stephen Marshal. 

MHALL

Wishing Colin McKinty a speedy recovery. 

Match gallery below. 

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