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Ballynahinch secure high five but Ballymena still in control

Published 11/03/2016

Chris Quinn again made his presence felt with a total of 19 points but it was Mani Eden who played a large part in the success
Chris Quinn again made his presence felt with a total of 19 points but it was Mani Eden who played a large part in the success

Battling Ballynahinch took five points from their clash with Malone, winning 24-3, but still trail league leaders Ballymena by six points with a game in hand.

Chris Quinn again made his presence felt with a total of 19 points while Mani Eden also played a large part in the success. Hinch dominated the scrums, winning the ball a number of times against the head.

They were 7-3 in front at the interval with Quinn converting his own score following a long pass from Eden. The visitors managed a Nathan Brown penalty. Despite having scrum half Chris Gibson carded Hinch continued to dominate.

James Simpson, Ben Pentland and Eden combined to put Quinn over again. An Eden break set up Simpson, off loading to Davy Nicolson who scored before a Pentland break put Quinn in for his third which was goaled.

In the other UCL 1 game Armagh, thanks to a hat-trick from Neil Faloon, defeated City of Derry 36-5.

Josh McKinley and Simon Carlile also scored for Harry Boyd to convert four and add a penalty.

James Beattie scored a try for the visitors.

In the UCL 2 fixture, Belfast Harlequins, recently relegated from AIL 1B, found 2B's Dungannon too difficult to handle, going down 31-19.

Rainey have rearranged an important AIL fixture at Highfield tomorrow (12 noon).

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