We caught up with the young tyros at Belfast Met and Ballymena RFC on Saturday morning in an U18 Ulster Provincial League match at the Met’s Castlereagh Campus.
Arriving at the game a little late, the match was still scoreless but Ballymena were in the ascendancy, applying a fair bit of pressure on the Met line. The home sides hard working defence seemed to be holding out but Ballymena eventually got their break through when their left wing returned a loose kick to outstrip the defence and score. Their impressive out half landed the conversion to give Ballymena a 0 – 7 lead after half an hour.
The Met looked to respond immediately and they worked their way upfield to win a penalty, but the kick was just . . .