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Schools' Cup: RS Dungannon Antrim GS 0

Peter Nelson, who played for Ireland’s under-19s last season, scored 30 points in Dungannon's comfortable win over Antrim Grammar in the second round of the Northern Bank Schools' Cup.

Nelson, a skillful athlete with a strong work ethic, can play in a number of positions and has a terrific attitude towards any game.

He played at out-half on Saturday and soon stamped his authority on the tie.

After an early penalty he chipped over the opposition, collected the ball and went in under the posts to add the conversion and suddenly Royal School Dungannon were 10 points ahead.

Nelson was ably assisted by a strong pack that prevented Antrim from really getting into the game.

He accumulated three tries, three conversions and three penalties, while Peter Cashel was the other scorer.

The home team were 23 points in front at the interval and continued the trend after the restart although credit must be given to their gallant opponents.

They kept to their task and defended well, but were not up to the same high all round standard.

Keith Patton, the Dungannon coach was full of praise for his opponents, despite the scoreline.

“They tackled vigorously and at one stage you would have though they had 25 players on the pitch,” said Patton.

“They made a few too many errors early on and that allowed us to build up a decent lead.”

Antrim coach Bryan Baguley said of his team: “Tony Brownlee and Caleb McGrenaghan excelled in the pack while Andrew Patterson, the captain, contributed well in the centre.”

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