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Resounding win for Limavady

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Resounding win for Limavady thumbnailLimavady’s Irvine in possession against Larne on Saturday.

Limavady...........57 Larne............10

LIMAVADY produced their best showing of the season so far last Saturday at the John Hunter Memorial Grounds as Larne had no answer to a scintillating display of running rugby that yielded eight tries.
Straight from the off, Limavady took the game to their opponents but an interception on half way saw Larne make a break to the Limavady line.
Despite the best efforts of Robert Lamberton, the Larne winger was able to pass to Phil Andrews who touched down below the posts. Andrews converted for a 7-0 lead with only three minutes on the clock. The lead only lasted for five minutes. A break from Michael Rice led the charge into the Larne half and full back Peter Wilson broke through for Limavady's first try of the day. Peter then kicked the first of his seven conversions to level it all level on the scoreboard.
Five minutes later, Limavady were penalised for an infringement at a ruck and Phil Andrews kicked Larne back into a lead. Again the lead only lasted for five minutes as Sam Mackey finished off a terrific team move under the posts.
Larne were having difficulty in dealing with the pace of the Limavady attack who were running from all angles and on 23 mins, it was John Purcell's turn to punch his way through the visitor's defence. He was supported by No 8 Sam Mackey who claimed his third try in two games.
The Larne confidence was taking a battering and right on half time Robert Lamberton got his just rewards for a hard days graft when he finished off in the corner. Half time: Limavady 28 Larne 10.

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