2020-21 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series

Community Series: Ballynahinch 21 Armagh 22

Ballynahinch entertained Armagh in a Round 2 game in the Ulster Section of the Community Series at very gloomy and damp Ballymacarn.

Both packs sounded each other out in the opening minutes before Armagh opened the scoring with a Cormac Fox penalty goal on 12 minutes. Greg Hutley equalised for Ballynahinch minutes later.

Ballynahinch made territory and possession work when another Hutley penalty goal edged them in front.

On 25 minutes Neil Faloon scored for Armagh under the posts, after a sweeping move from inside their own half. Fox added the extras to give Armagh a 10-6 half time lead.

The second half turned out to be a seesaw affair with the lead changing hands several times.

First Aaron Cairns scored in the corner and with Hutley’s conversion, Ballynahinch lead 13-7.

Then on 55 minutes Charlie Worth scored close to the posts for Armagh. With Fox’s conversion Armagh now lead 15-13.

Into the last 10 minutes a Hutley penalty saw Ballynahinch retake the lead and on 78 minutes a Ben McMullan unconverted try in the corner seemed to give Ballynahinch, now leading 21-15, the game.

However sustained Armagh pressure lead to 2 yellow cards for Ballynahinch and with their defence under pressure, deep in injury time, Barry Finn crossed for an Armagh try mid way out. Fox’s successful conversion secured victory

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