Bangor Grammar welcomed Down High School on a dry but windy Saturday morning in the Ulster Schools Subsidiary Shield Semi Final.
Down went behind immediately following the kick off when Angus Christie scored on the 1st minute and knocked it over for the extra two to give Bangor the early lead 7-0.
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Rory Christie crossed the whitewash for Bangor again on the 17th minute. Angus Christie nudged it over again to stretch the lead out to 14-0.
Playing with the wind in the first half Down High School managed to get across the line for a well deserved try with Joe Charles dotting it down on the 30th minute. The try was successfully converted. 14-7 to Bangor
Bangor Immediately responded when Rory Christie scored on the 32nd minute with an open play and Angus Christie extended the lead further to 21-7. The half ended with one last try for Bangor on the 35th minute, Down went into the half time break trailing a strong Bangor team 26-7.
Paddy Dobie continued Bangor’s domination with a try on the 46th minute which was again converted by the reliable Angus Christie 33-7 to Bangor.
The game really opened up in the last ten minutes with 4 tries coming from both teams. Bangor managed three with Riley Westwood on the 60th, Harry McCracken on the 62nd and both converted by Angus Christie. Bangor extending the lead to 47-7.
Joe Charles showed some skill in getting over the whitewash for Down’s second try of the match on the 67th minute.
However, Bangor finished off the match in style with a try by Conor Lusty on the 70th minute and then knocking over his own conversion for a final score of 54-12.