Grosvenor Grammar School entertained Omagh Academy on a damp and drizzly Saturday morning in the third round of the Ulster Schools Cup.
Both sides took to the field pretty fired up, Grosvenor enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges but after withstanding early pressure the Academy side broke out for full back Tyan Reid to cross for an unconverted try after a period of pressure in the Grosvenor 22.
And four minutes later Omagh’s impressive centre Joshua Kyle broke up the left to finish close to the posts, for Andrew Johnston to convert, giving Omagh a 0 – 12 lead at the start of the second quarter.
Grosvenor hit back pinning Omagh in their 22 and Zelig Young hit the line after a couple of forward rumbles from the home team. Ben Johnston landed the conversion take the score to Grosvenor a 7 – 12 after 25 minutes.
Omagh began to get on top throughout the second quarter and further tries from Ben Henry and Reece Braden, the latter converted by Andrew Johnston, gave the visitors a 7 – 24 lead at the break.
A second try from Omagh’s Henry looked to have secured the game with Andrew Johnston adding the conversion. Ten minutes later Johnston dived over out wide, for an unconverted try, to rattle the scoreboard along to 7 – 31at the end of the third quarter.
Grosvenor enjoyed something of a revival in the final quarter and worked their second score with Michael Baird crossing. However it was Omagh that had the final say with Alister Crawford adding a late try to give a final score of Grosvenor Grammar 12 Omagh Academy 41, Omagh progressing to the 4th round where they will make the trip to RBAI on or before the 29th January.