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McIntosh's late try for Limavady just enough

A try five minutes from time gave Limavady Grammar victory in a tie played in atrocious conditions.

The ground was firm enough but overhead there was sleet, driving rain and a strong wind.

Limavady out-half and captain Scott McLean was always a danger with his accurate kicking and tactical play and it was his penalty into the corner that set up the first try. Possession was gained from the line out 10 metres out and flanker Oliver Mullan was driven over.

It proved to be the only score of the first half as Limavady made mistakes at the base of the rucks.

Playing into the strong wind in the second half, the home team attempted to keep the ball tight but Wellington College, after winning five penalties, gained their just reward. They had worked their way from their own '22' to their opponents' and, following a few phases, Jamie Hewitt crossed to level the scores.

Although the visitors defended superbly, Limavady, after ten phases, managed the winning try from second row Gus McIntosh.

Wellington coach Peter Chambers was obviously disappointed: "It was a game of two halves in the sleet and the tie could have gone either way but our back row of David Montgomery, Jason Lyons and James Hayes worked hard," he said.

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