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1st XV - Match centre

Ballymoney
Malone 2 Conference
C Watson, J Munnis, M Armstrong, R Fallow (2), D McKeeman, T Hunter (2)
Tries
Unknown
A Young (5), M Armstrong (3)
Conversions
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Sat 15 Sep 14:30 - League Full time

Ballymoney Pile on the Points vs Depleated Malone

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On Saturday, JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained Malone 2nd XV in the conference league.

On Saturday, JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained Malone 2nd XV in the conference league, looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season. With injuries and unavailabilities, the coaching team made a few changes giving a few the chance to stake a claim for a starting berth over the next few weeks. In the pack, ex Dalriad William Allen made his first competitive start of the season, coming in for Matthew Blair who dropped to the bench. Matthew Dunlop started at 9 for the injured Steele, Young moved to 10 and Watson joined forces with Ross Fallows in midfield.

A large crowd assembled at Kilraughts Road, eager to see a repeat of last season’s fixture where the Toon defeated a very talented and physical Malone team. Prior to kick off it had materialised that Malone could only field with 13 players with a number of cry offs, very disappointing considering the size of a senior club like Malone.

Although down two players, the Malone pack were quite a physical group and rumbled at the Ballymoney side from the off. The coaches had drilled into the home team not to get into an arm wrestle with the pack but to distribute the ball well and stretch the visitors as much as possible.
After 15 minutes, centre Chris Watson opened the scoring with Young adding the conversion.

Undeterred, the big Malone forwards rumbled up the park and scored a try of their own soon afterwards, again converting to level the score.
An injury to lock Russell Blair saw Jordan Munnis enter the fray and before long added his name to the score sheet as he finished off wave after wave of pressure on the Malone line crashing over the line to get his first try of the season. This was converted by Young.

Straight from the kick off, the Toon pack drove back at the visitors, pulling in their defence before whipping it wide to wing Mike Armstrong who touched down in the corner. Andrew Young then infringed at a breakdown and the ref then reduced the home side to 14 for 10 minutes although moments later foul play from a Malone wing forward reduced them to 12! During this period Ballymoney scored a further 3 tries from Fallows , Skipper McKeeman & Dan Ramage with Armstrong converting, leaving the half time score 41-7.

Seccond half started as the first finished, with Ballymoney using the extra men to their advantage and scored an extra 3 tries, with Fallows and two from Hunter, all converted by Young. The referee decided on 60 minutes that Malone had had enough and blew up early, leaving a final score of 61-7.

Afterwards the coaching team stated that it had been a good run out , giving several players much needed game time with a vital away trip to Lurgan next Saturday. “Although pleased with the result , we were disappointed that Malone could only bring 13 players , especially after crying off their 3rds game with our 2nd XV. It was good to get players like Munnis and Ross Fallows game time as well as being able to rest a few players who are carrying a few knocks, especially so early in the season. We have a good strong squad and we will need all our players to be training regularly and putting pressure on everyone at training. We travel to Lurgan next week and a big weeks training is needed to maintain the level of intensity needed to be successful.“

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Key moments

5:00
Try Chris Watson scores for Ballymoney
6:00
Conversion Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
10:00
Try Try for Malone 2 Conference
11:00
Conversion Conversion for Malone 2 Conference
20:00
Try Jordon Munnis scores for Ballymoney
21:00
Conversion Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
27:00
Try Michael Armstrong scores for Ballymoney
28:00
Conversion Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
32:00
Try Ross Fallow scores for Ballymoney
33:00
Conversion Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
35:00
Try David McKeeman scores for Ballymoney
36:00
Conversion Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
45:00
Try Ross Fallow scores for Ballymoney
46:00
Conversion Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
50:00
Try Thomas Hunter scores for Ballymoney
51:00
Conversion Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
60:00
Try Thomas Hunter scores for Ballymoney
61:00
Conversion Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney

Highlights

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61:00 Conversion 56 - 7
Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
60:00 Try 54 - 7
Thomas Hunter scores for Ballymoney
51:00 Conversion 49 - 7
Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
50:00 Try 47 - 7
Thomas Hunter scores for Ballymoney
46:00 Conversion 42 - 7
Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
45:00 Try 40 - 7
Ross Fallow scores for Ballymoney
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 35 - 7
Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
35:00 Try 33 - 7
David McKeeman scores for Ballymoney
33:00 Conversion 28 - 7
Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
32:00 Try 26 - 7
Ross Fallow scores for Ballymoney
28:00 Conversion 21 - 7
Michael Armstrong kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
27:00 Try 19 - 7
Michael Armstrong scores for Ballymoney
25:00 Yellow Card
Andrew Young is yellow carded for Ballymoney
21:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
20:00 Try 12 - 7
Jordon Munnis scores for Ballymoney
11:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Malone 2 Conference
10:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Malone 2 Conference
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Andrew Young kicks a conversion for Ballymoney
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Chris Watson scores for Ballymoney
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ballymoney
  • Malone 2 Conference
  • 0
  • Chris Watson Try 5:00'
  • Andrew Young Conversion 6:00'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Conversion 11:00'
  • Jordon Munnis Try 20:00'
  • Andrew Young Conversion 21:00'
  • Andrew Young Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Try 27:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Conversion 28:00'
  • Ross Fallow Try 32:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Conversion 33:00'
  • David McKeeman Try 35:00'
  • Michael Armstrong Conversion 36:00'
  • Ross Fallow Try 45:00'
  • Andrew Young Conversion 46:00'
  • Thomas Hunter Try 50:00'
  • Andrew Young Conversion 51:00'
  • Thomas Hunter Try 60:00'
  • Andrew Young Conversion 61:00'

Team selection

Hunter, Thomas Hunter, Thomas
Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Michael
Fallow, Ross Fallow, Ross
Watson, Chris Watson, Chris
Bell, Matthew Bell, Matthew
Young, Andrew Young, Andrew
Dunlop, Matthew Dunlop, Matthew
McKeeman, David McKeeman, David
wray, lewis wray, lewis
Bellingham, Garvin Bellingham, Garvin
Platt, Danny Platt, Danny
Blair, Russell Blair, Russell
McAneaney, Kenny McAneaney, Kenny
Heggarty, Joel Heggarty, Joel
Allen, William Allen, William

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