Club Youth: Larne U18 12 Carrick U18 21 Friendly

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Larne U1 8 v Carrick U18 at The Glynn, Saturday 19th June 2021

Larne RFC welcomed near neighbours Carrick RFC U18 side to the Glynn for an U18 friendly match on Saturday morning.

In an entertaining 3 x 20 minute match Carrick game out on top 12 – 21 with the visitors showing a clinical edge to score in every visit into the Larne 22.

Carrick were the quickest out of the blocks, taking full advantage of Larne indiscipline to set up a 5m lineout minutes into the first third. The ball was move wide for centre Sam Daniels to battle over for the opening score. Nick Gannon added the extras to give Carrick a 0 – 7 lead.

Sam Daniels heads for the line for the opening score.

Things got worse for the home side, six minutes later, when a mix up on the wing saw Carrick’s Tom Kennedy power to the posts for their second score. Gannon again converted and Larne were 0 – 14 down with just under 10 minutes played.

Larne got on top for the remainder of the third and, after a couple of attempts, captain Luke Burns followed up on a break from Larne’s centre to collect and cross out wide for an unconverted try, taking the score to 5 – 12 at the first break.

Larne enjoyed the bulk of play in the second period but they struggled to finish off their chances. They eventually got their reward following a powerful break down the right from Theo Slaughter, his score converted by the scrum half Robin Wynn to take the score to 12 – 14 as the teams went into the final third.

Theo Slaughter breaks clear for Larne

The home side looked to be getting on top at the start of the final period but a try saving tackle from Carrick’s Daniels seemed to be the turning point and the visitors worked their way into the Larne red zone for prop Liam Green to bust a couple of tackles for a spectacular dive for the line. Gannon completed the scoring, with the conversion, to give Carrick a 12 – 21 win.

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