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Kerr bags crucial try for Bangor

Ballyclare HS 11-15 Bangor GS

Published 08/02/2016

No room: Ballyclare’s Alistair Burke with Ross Martin
No room: Ballyclare’s Alistair Burke with Ross Martin

Ballyclare High led 6-5 at the halfway stage but it was the visitors who took advantage of a yellow card to forge ahead and never look back.

Bangor were in front early on when they turned the ball over around halfway and Lewis Bret made ground for centre Zac Kerr to run in.

Ballyclare, who were without their injured captain Ryan McIlwaine, came back with an Owen Hutchinson drop goal and this gave them the momentum to attack.

They were repelled but Bangor conceded a penalty at the breakdown and Hutchinson made it 6-5.

Just after the restart Bangor came back with renewed vigour and Kerr kicked a penalty.

When Ballyclare's Callum Wilson was shown the yellow card Bangor took their chance and with an overlap flanker Connor McKee outpaced the defence to go in for Kerr to convert.

The home side fought back and Dean Jones showed real strength to rip the ball out of an attacker's possession to set up a home try for centre Alister Burke.

Ballyclare continued to force the pace but the efforts of Charlie Blair and captain Evan Willard-McMillen kept them out.

Bangor coach Jason Morgan: "It was a satisfactory effort after losing to them earlier in the season and I thought Conor McKee, Lewis Bret, Matthew Agnew, Zac Kerr, full-back Jamie Fulton and our captain all excelled."

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