Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Schools’ Trophy: Lurgan look for Wellington revenge

As well as six Northern Bank Schools’ Cup ties there are two still-to-be-settled Schools’ Trophy games tomorrow.

Lurgan College will welcome the opportunity to avenge their Schools’ Cup first round defeat by Wellington College, who then crashed out of the main competition after losing to Portadown College.

Thus Wellington find themselves lining out in the subsidiary event, with Lurgan again providing the opposition.

The Co Armagh boys won’t have forgotten that they blew a good interval lead in that first meeting, with Wellington then going for a nap in the second period.

Home captain Josh McKay and his mainstays — Steven Buckley, Greg Lyness and Nicky Moore — will be keen to ensure there is no repetition this time.

However, in boys like Gareth McCaughey, Adam Webb, David Marshall and Freddie Birt, Wellington have players who are capable of upstaging Lurgan.

The kick-off time is 10.30am.

Over in Co Tyrone, Omagh Academy host Cambridge House.

Whilst Omagh were disappointed to lose to Rainey Endowed in Round Two of the Schools’ Cup, they feel they could console themselves by winning the Schools’ Trophy.

But Cambridge House fancy themselves as potential Trophy winners, too, having reached last season’s final of the Ulster Schools’ Trophy, only then to lose out on a technicality. What a disappointment that was.

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