RAINEY Endowed 2nd XV continued with their early season good form, racking up over 50 points against Foyle and Londonderry College.
Although this was an impressive team performance, there were some notable individual displays. Odhran McCloy continued his try scoring form with 4 tries and up front Michael Kelly and Mark Kavanagh dominated the Foyle forwards. Other try scorers were Gavin Pollock, Matthew McNabb (2) and Thomas Mains. Arran Murphy kicked 5 conversions to leave the final score 55-19.
At 1st XV level, Rainey were a shadow of the team that won the ‘Topping Cup’ seven days ago. They were totally outplayed by a more determined and faster Foyle side. Rainey, however, started brightly and took the lead early on through a Martin Connolly penalty, but Foyle soon took control and dominated the rest of the game.
This was a very disappointing performance from the home boys and they will have to improve in a number of areas if they are to fulfil their potential. Foyle, nevertheless, really deserved their 31 – 3 and played the right tactics.
They put Rainey under pressure in the contact areas and this is one area that must be improved.
The junior travelled to Foyle and after taking a 7 – 0 lead the Medallion lost 31-12. They were missing some key front row forwards and although results have not been going their way, there has been a vast improvement in the standard of their performances. Andrew Conway and Callum Bloomer scored the tries with Mark Rooney kicking one conversion.
The U13’s and U14’s both had excellent results away from home.
The U13’s won 39-17 with tries from Matthew Porter (2), Adam Currie, Marcus Kelso, Todd Smyth and Morgan McNulty. Adam Patrick kicked 3 conversions and 1 penalty.
The U14’s won 38-10 with a hatrick of tries from James McGurk, 2 tries from Anton Lupari and one from Stephane Bergeron. Lorcan Quinn kicked 4 conversions.
This Saturday 1st Octobers fixtures are as follows: Under 13 A and Under 14 A are away to Clounagh Junior High School, Portadown. The U13 B and Under 14 B are away to Campbell College, Belfast.
The 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV and Medallion are at home to Portadown College with a 10.15am kick-off. All support welcome.