The sun shone and it was a balmy 2C for the visit of Dalriada to Bangor for this Danske Bank Medallion Shield tie.
Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography
Both defences were on top in the first half for a game played predominantly between the ’22s’. The cold meant that handing was at a premium and play was punctuated by many scrums because of handling errors.
Bangor finally broke the deadlock after 25 minutes when following a midfield break and slick handing Isaac Moore was sent clear to touch down in the corner for an unconverted try.
Bangor took a 5 – 0 lead into half time.
The second half was less than 5 minutes old when Bangor struck again. Josh Bunting scored close in, with James Montgomery converting.
On 10 minutes Josh Walker scrambled in for a try converted by Montgomery from wide out.
At this point Dalriada had little of the play and it was no surprise that Felix Arran ran in from distance on 18 minutes to score close to the posts. Montgomery converted.
With 25 minutes gone and with the Dalriada defence buckling, Montgomery ran in the final score with a try, which he converted himself to leave Bangor victors by 33 – 0.