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Bangor are on a mission to clinch elusive Bowl joy

By Ronnie Ingram

Bangor Grammar have accumulated a pile of Schools' trophies over the years, most notably around the 1980s when they won the Cup four times in 11 seasons, but the one to have eluded them is the Danske Bank Bowl.

They hope to remedy that fact when they face Regent House in the final at Pirrie Park this afternoon.

Bangor will start unchanged but will include loosehead prop Thomas Stallard, who has been out of action for a couple of months after sustaining a shoulder injury against Down High, on the bench.

Coach Jason Morgan knows that Regent will be strong up front.

"I feel we have under-performed in some of our games but if the robust Matthew Agnew can get the best from the pack and the improving centre Zach Kerr and skilful full-back Arron Sexton perform well, we can do it," he said.

"It will be a derby game and a determined start is essential as once you're behind it is so difficult to catch up."

Regent, who earlier eliminated eventual Trophy winners Foyle College from the Cup 19-10 in Londonderry, are equally confident and hope to repeat their 2004 final success.

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