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Down reach Subsidiary Shield decider with a perfect 10

Omagh Academy 0 Down High School 10

By Ronnie Ingram

Down High School will contest Monday's Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield final against their namesakes from Ballyclare at Queen's after yesterday's semi-final win.

Down's last-four clash with Omagh Academy was postponed last Saturday due to waterlogged pitches and following their narrow 10-0 victory in the rescheduled tie yesterday, they have only five days to recover.

Down had the better of the first period and warranted their 3-0 interval advantage when full-back Gregg Hadley kicked a long penalty from the 10 metre line.

Omagh put their opponents under a lot of pressure after the restart and did manage to cross the Down line but the ball was adjudged to have been held up.

With 10 minutes remaining, a break out of the home '22' allowed Down to regain control and their reward was a penalty which Hadley kicked into the corner.

Following a catch and drive, they were held up just short of the line but the score eventually came when captain and hooker Clayton Milligan crashed over for a converted try.

Relieved Down coach John Gunson said: "There was so little in it but I felt our pack put in a magnificent performance."

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