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Emphatic victory for Bangor keeps them top

By Staff Reporter

Bangor II proved much too strong for Cooke II, recording a 48-14 victory to remain top of Junior 2 going into Christmas, but undefeated Malone III are only two points in arrears with two games in hand.

Bangor soon took charge against Cooke going in front after 10 minutes when flanker James Ferguson was driven over at a maul following a line out.

Neil Cuthbertson went in at the corner for the second try and after Cooke were reduced to 14 following a sin-binning Bangor took a 17-0 lead when prop Ben Worthington crossed for Cuthbertson to goal.

The centre was also on target after Lynn made space to put Leebody in close to touch just before the interval.

Cooke came back after the restart and were rewarded when Jonny Weir scored for Josh Harper to convert but the home side soon replied when winger Harry Taylor dashed in at the corner.

Once again Cooke's efforts resulted in a converted Stephen Welsh score but in the last 12 minutes the home team ran in three more tries, through Cuthbertson's second and prop Sirelli McGoom who showed his strength for the final two tries which were both converted

"They had created some problems for us in the second half," said Bangor coach Ryan Meeke, "especially their out-half McDowell who controlled a lot of the game and was always dangerous with his kicking and with ball in hand.

"It was a tough afternoon for us against a good Bangor team" said Cooke captain Phil Logan.

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