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Dungannon Have An Upsetting First Day

Ulster League
17 - 21
Queens RFC
  • Mervyn Brown
  • Jonny Black
  • Jake Finlay
  • Duran Krummeck
  • Jake Finlay
Sat 26 August 17
Kick Off: 14:30
Venue: Stevenson Park
Dungannon Have An Upsetting First Day

Match Report

Dungannon fell a little short in this the first competitive encounter of the season when Queens dropped in at Stevenson Park on Saturday. The home side dominated the first half and when the students gained a certain amount of confidence up front they went into a first time lead on the hour mark. It was tries apiece in the final quarter and when Dungannon looked like snatching back the lead, a fine break was completely ruined by a poor final pass. Dungannon started well and when Queens spilled the ball newcomer, Mervyn Brown chipped the ball through the visitors’ defence before touching down at the opposite end on 5 minutes. Jake Finlay added the conversion and then stretched the lead with a penalty 5 minutes later. Dungannon kept the momentum going but failed to add any further scores as the students improved on some sloppy tackling. On the half hour a harsh penalty saw Queens screw the ball to the corner. Team skipper, Nigel Simpson then led a superb drive and he crashed over for Richie McMaster to convert. Dungannon led 10-7 at the break. Two minutes into the second half Duran Krummeck missed narrowly with a long range penalty after which Queens started to show their muscle. Gaining the edge at set pieces paved the way for former Dungannon player, Gerard Treanor to leave the bench and put the students into a first time lead. McMaster added the extras. Dungannon responded with a drive on the line that led to a 5m scrum. Queens escaped penalty but they were not so lucky when Jonny Black charged through for Dungannon on 65 minutes. Krummeck added the conversion to make it 17-14. However, the stubborn students raised their forward game and when Andrew Clingan broke, it was Jack Black who crashed over for McMaster to convert. Dungannon did have a chance to snatch back the lead before that was dashed by a woeful final pass and the home side had to be content with a deserved losing bonus point. The two sides meet again in Belfast in the first round of the Senior Cup next Saturday.

Dungannon:- Andrew McGregor, Peter Cashel, Andrew McPhillips, Duran Krummeck, Mervyn Brown, Jake Finlay, John Russell, Glen Sinnamon, Malcolm Allister, Rodney Bennett, Willie Graham, Ross McCaughey, Daniel Maxwell, David Leyburn, Stephen Todd, Jonny Black, Sean O’Hagan, Jack Ravey, John Buckley, Matthew Calvert.


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