Methodist College Belfast progressed to the quarter finals of the Ulster Schools Cup with a convincing win at Cambridge House on Saturday morning.
Playing into a strong wind Cambridge House battled hard to keep the score line down throught the first half and they were largely successful restricting their visitors to a 0 – 17 lead at the break.
It took Methody 15 minutes to open the scoring with Adam Reid crashing over in the corner for an unconverted try and despite having the elements in their favour it took the visitors another quarter of an hour before they found the line again with Zac Porter coming up with the ball at the bottom of a pile up. Callum Davidson, knocking over the conversion in difficult conditions.
The tie was tipped in the visitors favour when Andrew McMurray added a third try with a break down left to give Methody their 17 point lead at half time.
Crucially, Methody got their first try of the second half with Luke Simms crossing shortly after the restart and despite the strong wind in their faces the visitors enjoyed the bulk of territory and possession in the second half.
A further try followed from Harry McCartney midway through the game and McMurray wrapped it up with his second score towards the end.