Instonians 1st XV win 46-13 against Lurgan 1st XV in round 1 of the Junior Cup

The final score does not reflect the closeness of the match and the physicality that Lurgan brought to Shawsbridge.

 

The Lurgan scrum was one of the best we have faced all season, ex Ulster prop Schalk V D Merve being a big part of that.

 

The Instonians side were dominant in the lineout and moved the ball well.

 

This high tempo eventually broke down the Lurgan defence, with Instonians scoring two trys in the first half and 5 trys in the 2nd half.

 

Lurgan never gave up and scored a great try of their own towards the end of the game.

 

The Lurgan fullback took a serious injury to his leg and we hope he recovers soon.

 

The match was cheered on by a big crowd, who had been warmed up well at the pre-match lunch.

 

It was great to hear past Instonian legend Gary Bell, a Lurgan man, entertain those at the lunch.

His quotes I will remember are:

“Peter Russell is the only person I know with a full length photo in his passport!”

“Andy Adair was the first home I knew that had grapes and there was no-one sick!”

 

Would like to thank the referee for way he allowed the game to flow.

 

Good luck to Lurgan in their league and maybe we will see each other next season.

 

Next match:

Saturday 30th October

Home to CIYMS 1st XV in the league

2.30pm kick off

If you want attend another great pre-match lunch contact:

Owen lambert on 07808262467

 

For the statisticians here are the sequence of the scores.

0-3

Penalty to Lurgan

5-3

Try to Instonians, from a lineout, maul, touched down by Neill Saulters

12-5

Converted try to Instonians, centre Bevan Prinsloo breaking the line at halfway and scoring under the posts, converted by scrumhalf Andrew Keane

15-3

Penalty to instonians, kicked by Andrew Keane

15-6

Penalty to Lurgan

Halftime 15-6

20-6

Try to Instonians, good phases and eventually centre Bevan Prinsloo dives over in the corner.

27-6

Converted try to Instonians, great off loads in the middle of the pitch Bevan to Jonto to Jay who dived over. Converted by Andrew Keane

32-6

Try by fullback Jonto who used great feet to open the Lurgan defence

39-6

Try by Zak Davidson in the corner set up by centre David Scott

39-13

Converted Lurgan try, Jack Scott breaks the Instonian defence, taken on by V D Merve and poor Instonians defence being beaten out wide

46-13

Converted Instonians try, from a dominant scrum, pick and goes, finally off load to David Scott who dived over

Final Score 46-13