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Delight of fans as Methody head for cup final

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

Fans turned out in force in the recent sunshine to enjoy a touch-and-go game which saw Methodist College snatch a win from Wallace High in the final moments of the Schools' Cup semi-final.

Despite a dominant start from Wallace, the Methodist boys remained determined to win a spot in this month's final.

And their dogged determination secured a favourable outcome. There were joyful scenes after skilful kicking allied to tries from Michael Lagan and Steven Weir helped the defending champions book their place in the final with a 17-12 victory – in spite of a rocky start.

At half-time it was 7-7 when Wallace put the pressure on again as they soared ahead.

But the boys from Methodist College held their nerve, went ahead and then defended patiently to see out the game. The second semi-final between Sullivan Upper and Coleraine on Thursday will decide who Methodist College face in the St Patrick's Day final.

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