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Methody secure Schools' Cup win

Paddy Jackson
Paddy Jackson gets the Methody back-line going

Favourites Methodist College won the Northern Bank Schools' Cup for a record 31st time by trouncing Regent House 36-0 at Ravenhill on Monday.

Methody led 15-0 at half-time thanks to tries by Michael Allen and captain Adam Macklin, with Paddy Robinson adding a penalty and a conversion.

Allen, Rory Morris and Robinson added further touchdowns in the second period and Robinson kicked three conversions.

Centre Allen was named man-of-the-match for his two-try performance.

Robinson opened the scoring with a third-minute penalty and 10 minutes later Allen completed a flowing Methody backline move to make the score 8-0, with Robinson converting.

A minute before the break, Macklin completed a forward drive by the dominant Methody pack by crossing the Regent line.

Another fine move by the Belfast backs saw Allen score his second try three minutes after the restart with Robinson's conversion giving his side a 22-0 lead.

Pacey winger Morris was next to touch down for Methody with a 44th-minute try, Robinson again added the conversion and Robinson showed some nifty footowork to score the final try himself under the posts for a personal haul of 16 points.

Methodist College: S Conway; R Stewart, M Allen, P Robinson, R Morris; P Jackson, M Heaney; R Gilmour, N Annett, C Carey, M Elwood, R Murphy, S Leckey, F Laroche, A Macklin (capt).
Replacements: G Reilly, P Neeley, B McIlroy, L Kernoghan, C Minnis, C Gilroy, M Edgar.

Regent House: N Armstrong; C Woods, P Johnston, R Mayne, R Garnham; J Patterson (capt), A Lockhart; P Henderson, P Hamilton, D Keys, J Anderson, S Hutchison, C McCoy, M Whiteside, N Cahoon.
Replacements: S Robinson, M Gibson, R Irvine, K Morrow, N Mawhinney, D Murray, R Yates.

Referee: Simon McDowell (IRFU).

see also
Methody into final after thriller
04 Mar 08 |  Rugby Union

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