Instonians entertained Carrick at Shaws Bridge on Saturday morning in the friendly based round the U18 League East.
The home side kicked off in sunny conditions and the kept Carrick pinned in their own territory for most of the first half hour.
However the Carrick defence was resolute and a break on the 30 minute mark was turned into a seven point lead when Owen Campbell crossed out wide and Nick Gannon converted.
Instonians hit back almost immediately with Jay McKenna getting a five pointer two minutes later and when the teams changed ends shortly after the game looked well set for Instonians to push on.
Carrick had other ideas and the dominated the second half in the same way as Inst had dominated the first. the big difference was that Carrick were able to turn their territory into points as the visitors ran in three tries.
Gannon and Daniel Porter crossed in quick succession to secure the game mid way through the second half and Sam Daniels went over at the end. Gannon added a second half conversion to give a final score of Inst 5 Carrick 24.