Our old alma mater, Larne Grammar, slipped out of the Schools Cup on Saturday morning with arch enemies Carrick Grammar taking the honours in this first round match.
It was a remarkable reversal for Carrick who shipped 42 points the last time these two teams met in October, a result that probably accounted for Larne’s slow start.
Carrick enjoyed the best of the first half picking up their points from two Ethan Law penalties plus a Levi Cave try with Law adding the extras.
Larne also crossed in the first half with Beni Tasnadi getting the score which was converted by Robin Wynn to give Carrick a 7 -13 win in very windy conditions.
An early score in the second half from Carrick’s Tom Kennedy, set Larne a daunting target as they now trailed 7 – 20. The home side respond with a Jayden Martlew try, converted by Wynn to make it a one score game with over 10 minutes remaining.
However Larne were unable to break through the motivated Carrick defence and the game ended with a win for a jubilant Carrick side who will now travel to Regent House for the second round match on 11th December.
Photos by Nick Murray