It was last minute heartbreak for a battling Dromore who lost in the final play of the match to Ballynahinch 2nd XV in a thrilling Junior Cup tie at Ballymacarn Park on Saturday afternoon.
I arrived at this game about 15 minutes late and Hinch were leading 7 – 3 thanks to a Ronan Patterson try converted by Matthew Norton with Dromore’s full back Adam McDonald replying through a successful penalty.
I had just sat down in the bottom corner when Dromore went over for a try at the other end of the pitch to take the score to 7 – 8. A scuffle erupted, resulting in a stern talking to for try scorer Aaron Stewart who got 10 minutes in the bin.
Awarded a penalty restart, Hinch piled on the pressure with their player advantage but it looked as though Dromore were going to hold on till the break until the busy Patterson sneaked over in the corner for an unconverted try to give . . .