Randalstown Seconds off the mark with first victory of league campaign

Randalstown RFC.
Randalstown RFC.

In a prelude to the main event of the afternoon Randalstown 2nds made the journey to Dungannon 3rds and notched up their first win in Junior 3 with a comfortable 22-0 victory.

With just over 10 minutes played ‘Town spread the ball from side to side, going through several phases before Scott McClenaghan powered through 2 tackles out wide to open the scoring.

On the half hour ‘Town added to their score as Sammy Hyndman and Mark Strange combined down the left wing before ball was shifted back across the line.

Jamie Orr made good ground and put Conor Murray away to touch down under the posts. The full back added the extras and Randalstown turned around 12-0 up.

The opening 15 minutes of the second half saw ‘Town play their best rugby of the game, total dominating all aspects.

Within minutes of the restart Turner put in a neat grubber behind a flat defensive line and the impressive Orr was first up to gather and surge over.

Ten minutes later Hyndman turned over ball on halfway and McGoldrick broke blind linking with Conor Ferry. The big flanker burst through a couple of tackles to take ‘Town well into the Dungannon 22. Recycled ball found Orr who in turn put Andy White away to touch town in the corner for the final score of the game.

Manager Sloane thought Orr & McGoldrick were impressive in the back line together with Ian Hume and Scott McClenaghan playing out of position and putting in a strong shift in the centre.

In the pack Mark Strange had a strong game at number 8 and Michael Patterson tackled like a demon. Conor Ferry, recovering from a shoulder injury, was powerful impact substitution at half time.

The seconds, by virtue of their early kick off, made it back to the clubhouse just in time for the rugby world cup final where a good crowd had gathered to watch the action on the big screen.