Due to a couple of covid cancellations I found myself back at Shaws Bridge for the second weekend running.
It did however give me a chance to catch up with Instonians U16 who were entertaining Portadown U16 this week in what proved to be a tough game.
the scene was set seven minutes in when Portadown’s Nathan Thornton broke from deep to run in a solo effort, converted by Will Grier. However, Instonians hit back and ten minutes later Ewan Bailey crossed to take the score to 5 – 7 as the teams ended the first 20 minute session.
Instonians moved into the lead at the start of the second period with Shea Scullion crossing but Portadown hit back minutes later with Glen Montgomery barging over from close range to take the score to 10 – 12 in Portadown’s favour.
It all got a bit scrappy in the final 20 minute period but it was Portadown who kept their composure and closed out the game with a try from Jamie Jackson, converted by Grier and a penalty try after John Spiers was prevented from getting on the end of a try.
Final score: Instonians 10 Portadown 26.