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Victorious Dromore have to do better: Pentland

 

By Ronnie Ingram

Dromore High got the better of Foyle College and the weather to progress to the third round of the Danske Bank Schools' Cup on a 17-0 scoreline in Derry.

It rained throughout and it was the visitors who adapted better. After 10 minutes, Dromore hooker Aaron Nicholl gathered from the front of a lineout 10 metres out and dashed over.

Worse was to follow for the hosts shortly afterwards when Dromore No.8 Ben Heath ran in under the posts for centre Reuben Cobb to goal.

The visitors made it 17-0 when, following a turnover, full-back Cameron Beacom-Hurle crashed over in the corner.

Dromore coach Josh Pentland commented: "Despite the score it was a close contest. The team played well, although we must have conceded at least 15 penalties which wasn't good."

In the other tie played last night, Banbridge Academy lost 34-22 to Cambridge House.

It was a tight enough encounter with the teams level at 10-10 at the interval.

Tom Flanagan put Bann ahead with a penalty before Sam Millar added the points to a Curtis Henry home try. Then, Troy Pinion crossed for a converted score for the visitors and Millar added a penalty to level.

Cambridge hit three quickfire converted tries in the second half through Jack Wilson, Kane McIlroy and Peter Munce. Bann's Alex Shannon ran in two late tries for Flanagan to goal one and Millar had a second penalty.

Millar McCall Wylie Cup kings Ballynahinch II begin their bid to retain the Towns' Cup at Donaghadee today. Enniskillen, defeated in the last two finals, have a first-round bye, as have Coleraine, Clogher Valley, Dromore, Randalstown, Carrickfergus, Ballyclare and Portadown.

Fixtures: Ards v Omagh II, B'money v Larne, Armagh II v Rainey II, D'dee v B'hinch II (at Bangor Grammar), Dungannon II v Ballymena II, Limavady v Banbridge II, Lisburn v Lurgan, Strabane v City of Derry II.

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