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Dominant Bangor thrills coach David Kennedy in Schools Cup

Bangor Grammar's domination of the second half helped them to a comfortable Danske Bank Schools' Cup win over Ballymoney opponents Dalriada.

The first half was more evenly contested with the stout visiting defence repelling all of Bangor's attempts to cross their line. In fact, it was Dalriada who took the interval lead after Alan Montgomery picked up and dived over.

Bangor's pack gained the upper hand after the break, however, and ran in 26 second half points.

Bangor coach David Kennedy said: "It wasn't long before we forged ahead. From a pick and go, Adam Brennan scored and then centre Rob Gamble cut a great line to touch down for Jamie Fulton to goal both."

The visitors came back with an Aaron Sparks penalty but Bangor soon retorted with an outstanding try.

"The ball was kicked down into our '22' and Fulton gathered and found scrum-half Shaun Fair, who ran the whole way for our third converted try," Kennedy added. But Dalriada were still not giving up and kept in the contest when renewed pressure led to Denis Posternak scoring for Sparks to goal.

The final try came with Bangor once again dictating the terms up front and a three-quarters move led to winger Johnny Baxter crossing in the corner. "We showed how we can play but we will need to do that for the whole game if we are to defeat the seeded Ballyclare High in the next round," concluded Kennedy.

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