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Sullivan U13s Vs BRA


Sullivan U13s Vs BRA

On the 5 October 2013, Sullivan U13’s played their second home game of the season against Belfast Royal Academy. It was a great day for the under 13’s as they convincingly beat them 57-0.

BRA got the match kicked off and the players thought (based on last year’s result in this fixture) that this would be a very tough match. The match was underway and it didn’t take long for Sullivan to score the first try of the game. The ball was given out wide to the backs after the first scrum of the game. Peter Casement received the ball and ran around the defence from quite far out and just made it past the last defender before scoring the first try of the game. The conversion was missed and Sullivan led 5-0. Just less than five minutes later, the second try of the game was scored by Shea Storey. The ball was given out left after a breakdown and Storey ran with ease around several defenders before scoring an excellent solo try. Conor McKee converted this try and inside the first ten minutes Sullivan led by 12-0. By this 

point in the match, Sullivan was easily the better team and they proved this by scoring the third try of the game. Peter Casement scored his second try of the game after a skillful pass from Rory Houston set him up to run around the defenders and score. Conor McKee converted this try and Sullivan now had a healthy lead of 19-0. It was just over half way through the first half and after some very good rugby from both teams, Sullivan managed to get a fourth try this try coming from Shea Storey making this his second try of the game. Shea received the ball on the wing and scored a very good try, similar to his first one. Jack Crishop was unable to make the conversion but Sullivan was in the driving seat at this point leading 24-0. Just before the end of the first half, Sullivan squeezed in one further try. Sol Harper grabbed Sullivan’s fifth try of the game after he got the ball five metres from the try line and was able to brush the defenders aside to score. William Hamilton this time 

took the conversion and he made it, leaving Sullivan leading 31-0 at the break.

It took Sullivan quite a bit longer to score in the second half and BRA was still hanging on, hoping that they might be able to grab at least one try in this second half. Sullivan denied those hopes by scoring their sixth try of the game this time through Ben Holley. After a few rucks and a bit of running Ben Holley got the ball no more than five metres out and stormed through and over the try line. Conor McKee added the extras from close range and Sullivan now led 38-0. The seventh try didn’t come long after that when Ben Holley’s second row partner Oliver Faith scored. Similarly to Ben’s try, he received the ball from close range and ran right through the defence. Sullivan was playing a blinder at this point and they had the momentum to score a few more tries before the game was over. Conor McKee made his fourth conversion of the day and they were now winning 45-0. BRA were desperate now to score against Sullivan but Sullivan would do all they could to keep them from scoring. After some brilliant on the line defence from Sullivan, Sullivan was able to attack against the opposition after winning the ball in a ruck. They scored their eighth try of the game when the Sullivan backs ran at great pace then giving the ball out to Conor McKee who ran from the half

way line to score a great try. The conversion was missed but Sullivan was eager to grab one more try before the final whistle. The score was 50-0 and Sullivan was able to grab their ninth and final try of the game. This try came from Rory Houston who received the ball and ran and dodged past the tired and fed up BRA defenders. This was a great try to finish the day for Sullivan. Conor McKee made his fifth and final conversion of the day and the final whistle blew. The full time score was Sullivan 57-0 BRA. Sol Harper won his second man of the match award and another great day was had by Sullivan under thirteen’s.

By Peter Casement

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