McCambley Cup: Belfast Harlequins IV 35 Co Cavan II 15

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A strong first half sees Belfast Harlequins IVs progress to the next round of the McCambley Cup afer a win against Cavan IIs

I caught up with the first half of this McCambley Cup game at a quiet Deramore Park on Saturday afternoon.

Quins applied pressure from the kick off and after five minutes of pressure on the Cavan line, Quins abrasive prop Kev Carothers twisted over for the opening score out wide.

Quins try scorer Kev Carothers on the charge against Cavan in the McCambley Cup

Any thoughts that this would be one way traffic were quickly dispelled when Cavan enjoyed their own period of pressure in Quins territory for the next 10 minutes. Unfortunately, for the visitors, they were unable to make their pressure count and Quins were beginning to look dangerous with ball in hand.

A break out from deep saw Quins go over in the corner only for the ball to be fumbled at the last minute but the home side quickly regrouped and out half Matty Reid took the short route through the big boys to barge over at a ruck to extend Quins lead to 10 – 0.

Matty Reid takes the short route through the Cavan defence for Quins second try in the McCambley Cup tie.

Cavan continued to be competitive and certainly had their chances in the remainder of the first half but the home team were able to contain them and the score was still 10 -0 to Quins when I left.

The game must have opened up in the second half with Quins scoring another four tries, Carothers getting his second with Ben Porter, Darragh Fallon McGuigan and Chris Patterson also crossing, one was converted to add to a penalty.

Cavan responded with two tries of their own, a penalty and conversion, for a final score of Quins 35 Cavan 15.

Gallery Below

McCambley Cup First Round Results

Saturday 11th December 2021

Academy IIIWLDromore III
Ballynahinch V560City of Derry III
Ballyshannon3317Ophir II
Belfast Harlequins IV3515Cavan II
Cooke III500Carrick III
Donaghadee II507City of Armagh IV
Enniskillen IIILWBallymena V
Grosvenor III2015Banbridge VI
Larne III1412Banbridge V
Letterkenny IIWLMonaghan II
Lurgan II355Lisburn III
Newry IILWStrabane II
Rainey OB VIWLLimavady III
WL – Match conceded in favour of the team with W

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