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Schools’ Cup: Grosvenor 22 Banbridge Academy 7

Grosvenor easily accounted for Cambridge House 24-5 in the last round and followed that up with the surprise of the afternoon when they eliminated ‘seeded’ Banbridge Academy at Castlereagh.

It was a convincing display mainly led by the forwards who prevented the visitors from getting into the game.

Grosvenor were seldom out of their opponent’s territory in the first period and went in front when a Paul Kennedy break resulted in Martin Irwin going in at the corner.

Hooker Scott Irvine touched down for Scott Irvine to convert and give them a 12-0 interval advantage.

No8 Conor Sinclair picked up and crashed over for the fourth as Grosvenor turned on the style.

With ten minutes left Banbridge scored their only points when Michael Runciman crossed in the right hand corner for Chris Craig to add the difficult conversion.

Grosvenor's Kyle McCallan said: “We are delighted. At the start of the day I would have taken the result but we didn't take our chances and should have scored at least 30 points.

“Too many penalties were conceded and we should have converted more. We can look forward with confidence to our trip to Coleraine.” Cambridge House’s Brian Leslie admitted: “We were outplayed on the day.”

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