Coleraine win re-arranged Schools’ Cup home tie

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Coleraine win re-arranged Schools’ Cup home tie thumbnailColeraine Grammar School came alive in the second half to overcome Friends and move to the next stage of the Schools’ Cup.

COLERAINE Grammar School faced Friends School Lisburn in the third round of the School's Cup at their home ground on Wednesday January 24.
Having been put out of the competition by the same opposition last year, the Coleraine side were determined to avenge the defeat.
Friends started strongly kicking deep into Coleraine's 22 and charging down the clearance kick to earn themselves a lineout on Coleraine's five metre line.
From this position Friends rumbled their way over the line and converted the kick, leaving the Coleraine side trailing 7-0 early on.
Coleraine composed themselves and put pressure on the Lisburn side from the restart, leading to handling errors that allowed Coleraine to gain some field position in Friends' half.
High workrate from a pack led by some line breaks from prop Oscar Egan meant Coleraine were deep in their opposition's half. The breakthrough finally came when a moment of brilliance from out half Pierce Crowe occurred as he placed a perfect grubber in the corner for Hugo Mawhinney to dive on and give Coleraine their first try.
The try was not converted, making it 7-5 to Friends.
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