Bonus point victory for Ballymoney Firsts

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Bonus point victory for Ballymoney Firsts thumbnailJames Clelland keeps Ballymoney’s scoreboard ticking over with another successful conversion. WK45KC99SP

BALLYMONEY made the short journey to Coleraine University on Saturday and came away with a bonus point league win (11-27).
There was a number of changes to the Ballymoney team that overcame Banbridge in the cup a few weeks earlier.
The backline saw coaches Martin Irwin and James Cleland move from centre and fullback to play outhalf and centre respectively.
With Chris Watson out with a broken hand and Nathanial Steele and Thomas Hunter unavailable, Aaron Brown came in at outside centre and Michael Armstrong and Matthew Bell occupied the back three positions where they performed well against Ballymena Seconds the previous week.
The forwards were more familiar formation. Peter Irvine was unavailable so Andrew Brown returned to the front row and Michael Allan to the second row with Seconds' Captain Dan McCord occupying the bench.
The changes appeared to unsettle Ballymoney as Ulster University Coleraine's impressive back line carried hard and made way into the Ballymoney half.
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