Schools Senior: RBAI 19 Ballymena Academy 14 Friendly

Schools Senior: RBAI 19 Ballymena Academy 14 Friendly

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On Saturday morning RBAI hosted Ballymena Academy at a misty Osborne Park, in a Schools Friendly.

Report and images by Bob Given Photography

In the 1st half both teams were cagey, sounding each other out, and though there were flashes of fast open play, defenses were on top.

Inst took the lead after 23 minutes, when James Hillman scored an unconverted try in the corner.

RBAI defeat Ballymena Academy 19-14 in a Schools Friendly

Ballymena responded close to halftime, when fastball after a series of rucks allowed an overlap for Daniel Thompson to score in the corner. A fine touchline conversion by Alex McBurney gave Ballymena a halftime lead 7-5.

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