We sent our latest photographer to the plum match this weekend as Larne 2nds entertained Ards 2nd’s in the hotly contested Provincial League East Division 2. The match was played at Larne’s scenic Glynn playing fields on Saturday afternoon.
Report and Images by Nick Murray
The home side took an early lead through the boot of Rhys Thomas at the end of a tight first quarter.
Ards took control of the second quarter with a try from centre Warnock, converted by Coach Hammy, and an unconverted score from fullback Kiera U to take a 3 – 12 lead into the break.
Ards took control of the game early in the second half with a try from wing forward KWM was converted by scrum half Red Hot Rod, to extend their lead to 3 – 19, before Larne started their comeback.
Larne’s captain Field crossed for their first try and, with “The Legend” Marshall knocking over the conversion, the home side sniffed a chance with the score now at 10 – 19.
However Ards were able to reassert their game and the scoring ended with a late try from Ards replacement Oren with Red Hot Rod stepping up for the conversion.
Final Score: Larne 10 Ards 26.