2nd XV win 46-21 at Dungannon 2nd XV

The 2nd XV travelled down the M1 to play Dungannon 2nd XV in their 7th League match.

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A tough encounter was expected as over the years Dungannon has been a difficult venue to get any sort of result.

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To come away with a 46 (8 tries) to 21 (3 tries) win was a great effort from the team.

Instonians stormed out of the blocks and scored four tries in the first half: Johnny Brennan, Chris Beaumont, Terry Coombs and Onisi Burekama. one converted.

Dungannon 2nd XV 0 - Instonians 2nd XV 22.

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The Dungannon side were a bit shell shocked but to their credit they did not give up and were next to score with a converted try of their own.

Dungannon 2nd XV 7 - Instonians 2nd XV 22

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Just before the half Instonians no 8 Ali Burke broke away from a scrum and broke several tackles to crash over the line. Converted

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Half-Time

Dungannon 2nd XV 7 - Instonians 2nd XV 29

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The second half was more balanced as the younger Dungannon side showed great spirit.

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Instonians scored another 3 well constructed tires: Alex Caldwell, Oscar Dunbar and Captain Jordan Foster. 1 converted

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Dungannon ran in two good tries of their own.

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Full-Time

Dungannon 2nd XV 21 - Instonians 2nd XV 46

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Thanks to the referee for controlling the game well but still allowing it to flow.

Well done to Dungannon for not letting their heads drop. I am sure when they come to Shawsbridge, revenge will be on their minds.

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But most of all well done to the Instonians side. Numbers at training and competition for places accross the 1st XV, 2nd XV and 3rd XV is driving the standard higher.

The rugby being played at times is first class.

Still plenty to work on.

Only downside is the broken collar bone to Onisi, we wish him a speedy recovery and are sure he will be a suport from the sideline.

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No game this saturday but still planty to be done at training.

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See you there.

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