On Saturday morning, Malone U18 played Ballyclare U18 in an Ulster Carpets U18 Regional East League game at Gibson Park.
Report and images by Alan Campbell
By halftime Malone had moved into a commanding lead through tries by Sam Green (2), Leon Thornton and Nathan Crawford and 3 Thornton conversions. Ballyclare responded with a single Callum Clarke try, giving Malone a 26-5 lead at the break.
Sam McCann, Les Ewing, Pat Lyons (2) tries and a Green hat trick try, together with 4 Fonton conversions emphasized Malone’s dominance.
Consolation tries from Tom Lindsay and Harley McFarland and a Chad Morris conversion moved Ballyclare’s total up to 17 points.
Malone had a convincing 59-17 win and a bonus point in the bag from a Ballyclare side, which didn’t throw the towel in.