Yesterday morning Dalriada travelled to east Belfast to play Grosvenor GS in the last round of the Schools Cup Group D Stages.
Shorn of players through injury, Dalriada struggled from kick off to make inroads into Grosvenor territory and lived off scraps of possession.
It was no surprise when Grosvenor took the lead on 10 minutes through a Joshua Patterson try, converted by Adam Moore.
Despite overwhelming possession and being camped in the Dalriada half, Grosvenor only managed one other score, on 25 minutes, when Moore chased a grubber kick & touched down under the posts. He added the conversion. Grosvenor lead 14 – 0 at half time.
Grosvenor increased their lead, minutes after the restart, when Lewis Young scored a try, again converted by Moore.
Thereafter unconverted tries from Patterson, Young and Robbie Dugan completed the scoring for Grosvenor.
In a very rare attack in the closing moments of the game Cameron McIlroy squeezed in for an unconverted consolation try for Dalriada, leaving the final score 36 – 5 in Grosvenor’s favour.
This was a very comprehensive display from Grosvenor, but they will rue missed opportunities, when they could have been more ruthless!
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