Medallion Shield: Methodist College 5 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 41

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Inst have a big 41-5 win over Methody in a Medallion Shield Quarter Final at Pirrie Park

On a dank, overcast Saturday morning, Methodist College played Royal Belfast Academical Institution, at Pirrie Park, in a quarter final tie of the Medallion Shield. A very strong wind blew straight down the pitch, threatening to dominate proceedings.

Initial play was even, but Inst, playing against the wind, gradually turned the screw, denying Methody possession in the Inst half and with ‘pick and goes’ and driving mauls, gained a foothold in the Methody ‘22’.

Methody had limited possession in the Inst half

Inst struck in the 15th minute, when Zak Molyneaux, drove over from close range for the opening try, under the posts.

James Kerr’s try 4 minutes later, converted by Charlie Gray took Inst out to a 12-0 lead.

Worse was to follow for Methody on 26 minutes when Blake McClean crashed over for a try converted by Gray.

Methody turned around at halftime 19-0 down and facing what was now almost a gale force wind.

James Kerr goes over for his 2nd try of the game

Kerr’s 34th minute try, out wide and Ethan Edgar’s 4 minutes later took Inst out to 29-0.

Darcey Donnelly scores Inst’s final try as the clock went red

Methody pulled a try back after some possession near the Inst line, but normal service was resumed when McClean scored after 52 minutes and Darcey Donnelly scampered home on 60 minutes, converted by Gray to give Inst a comprehensive 41-5 victory and a place in the Medallion Shield semi final.

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