Belfast Telegraph

Monday 15 September 2014

Holiday double for City of Derry

City of Derry II 28 Bangor II 6

City of Derry 2nds made it an Easter to remember for the Judge’s Road club by beating Bangor to win the Crawford Cup at Ravenhill.

Derry’s firsts won the Town’s Cup on Monday and the seconds emulated them with a comfortable win against the North Down side.

Derry were worthy of their victory and out-scored their opponents by four tries to none with most of the action coming in the first half.

However Bangor made a bright start to the game and opened the scoring with a penalty on five minutes from captain Alan Andrews.

Derry were stung into action and young centre Lee Smyth got their first try with out half Richard Peoples adding the conversion.

Scrum half Ian Orr got the second try as Derry continued their dominance and Peoples was again on target with the conversion.

Flanker Stephen Duffy went in for a third try which was converted but Bangor cut Derry’s half time lead to 21-6 with a second Andrews penalty eight minutes from the break.

The second half was a dour affair with the only score coming in stoppage time when centre Gary Boyle sealed the victory with a fourth try and Peoples converted to allow captain Steven Orr to lift the trophy.

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