Our photographer Bob Given Photography took in two games at Shaw’s Bridge on Saturday afternoon as we caught up with Championship 1 runaway leaders Instonians and Ulster longest standing Women’s AIL side Cooke. As far as Inst were concerned, we maybe picked the wrong half!
CIYMS travelled to Shaws Bridge on Saturday to play Belfast rivals, Instonians, in a Kukri Ulster Championship Division One league game.
CIYMS attacked from KO and were rewarded, when Paddy Beverland darted between the posts, making full use of a penalty advantage. Michael Lawton converted to give CIYMS a 7-0 lead.
The game ebbed and flowed, before, on 21 minutes, Bevin Prinsloo stretched over, beside a post pad, for an Instonians try. Matthew Keane added the points to tie the game 7 all.
CIYMS recovered the ball straight from the restart and moved the ball right quickly, allowing Lawton room to get over in the corner for an unconverted try and a 12-7 lead after 23 minutes.
Two long range Lawton penalty goals completed the scoring, giving CIYMS a 18-7 halftime lead.
Instonians ran riot in the second half, with tries from Ryan Hanson, Prinsloo, Keane (2), Josh Atkinson and Alistair Burke. Keane added 5 conversions for a thumping 47-18 victory.
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