Ballymoney too strong for Limavady

Thursday, 14 December 2017

BALLYMONEY............45 LIMAVADY.............12

BALLYMONEY survived an early scare to climb to second spot in Championship Two with what eventually proved to be a comfortable win over a Limavady side that lacked the intensity levels of their hosts. It was another frustrating afternoon for Mark Nicholl and his team. Already down loose head Clive Scott, tight head prop Rory Squires cried off late due to a hamstring injury.
After 20 minutes it was clear to see why the Head Coach has been left pulling his hair out. A terrific opening was followed by an equally poor period when weak defence let the hosts in for two tries.
Played on a surface which may have suited the Belfast Giants, Limavady came roaring out of the blocks and attacked from the off.
From a lineout Jack Elliott made the hard yards and from the next phase Peter Wilson put in Jamie Mo Millar for an early try. Out-half Wilson landed the conversion but missed one in the 9th minute as from another lineout Michael Rice touched down for another try.
The Roesiders keeping the ball in the front eight for this one and driving over from five metres out. The form book was certainly being torn up by the Roesiders who have only recorded one win in the league so far.
The home side did come roaring back and launched an all out assault on


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