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AIB Division Three: Ulster trio stay on course

It was a good day for the Ulster clubs chasing promotion in Division Three with Instonians, City of Derry and Banbridge all winning.

They occupy three of the top four places with Seapoint in second spoiling Ulster’s dominance.

Instonians made it eight successive wins with a 27-12 victory in Dublin over Wanderers.

Clem Boyd's men trailed 9-8 at the interval, but a strong second-half showing keep them two points ahead at the top of the table although they travel to second placed Seapoint on Saturday.

A fourth Andy Wallace penalty nudged Wanderers 12-8 in front before Inst replied with 19 unanswered points with hooker Stephen Douglas getting two trys.

City of Derry are four points behind the leaders and they enjoyed a comfortable bonus point victory over lowly Navan at Judges Road. Derry scored five tries in the 31-10 win to claim a seventh bonus point in eight games.

Banbridge moved up to fourth with a 26-25 victory over Greystones at Rifle Park.

The Wicklow club started the day above Banbridge and it looked that it would stay that way as they took a 25-9 lead after the break.

Out half Robin Thompson scored 21 on the home side's points as they put on a thrilling second-half display.

Rainey were undone by a late Nenagh try at Hatrick Park. The Old Boys took a losing point in the 11-17 defeat.

Ards came up short at Suttonians going down 22-11.

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