McCambley Cup: Cooke III 50 Carrickfergus III 0

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A silky Cooke III's ran in 50 against Carrick III's in the first round of the McCambley Cup

It is only a short hop from Deramore Park to Shaws Bridge but by the time I’d got parked up and found this match on the lower pitches the game was over as a competition with Cooke 3rds well in command against Carrick 3rds with James Hughes, Ian Patterson, Ciaran Farry, Andrew Blythe and Aaron Hunter all crossing, for the home team, prior to my arrival about 10 minutes into the second half.

Turlough Mac Gowen finishes off a nice break out by Cooke in the McCambley Cup match against Carrick.

As I arrived, Carrick had Cooke under pressure in the Cooke 22 but a length of the field break out from the home side, the ball going through six pairs of hands, gave me a feel of what Carrick had to deal with.

That move was finished off by Turlough Mac Gowan and though Carrick had their moments, and the lions share of territory and possession, they never really found an answer to the super silky Cooke back line who scored two more triesfrom deep in the time I was there.

Joe McClean runs in the final try for Cooke In their McCambley Cup match against Carrick.

Cooke’s Patrick Gruener took on all comers in the middle of the park to scamper over the line from the half way point and Joe McLean finished, another nice breakout, under the posts to wrap up the game.

Norman McKenzie sends the final kick on it’s way.

Veteran Norman McKenzie looked to end the game with the final conversion to give a final score of Cooke III 50 Carrick III 0

Cooke’s scorers after the game.

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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