Limavady hit 80 for third week in a row

Limavady First XV full-back Peter Wilson charges to the line to score one of his side's 13-tries against Lurgan on Saturday.
Limavady First XV full-back Peter Wilson charges to the line to score one of his side's 13-tries against Lurgan on Saturday.

Limavady 83

Lurgan 0

For the third week in a row Limavady ran in 13 tries and broke the 80-point barrier but while the wins against Letterkenny and Civil Service were expected, many believed Lurgan would nprovide Paul O’Kane’s charges their first proper test of the season.

Robert Lamberton wasted no time in making an impact when he touched down in the corner following fine approach play by Luke Faulkner with Jack McCool soon adding a second. On 13 minutes, winger Stewart Roddy charged down the left hand side went over with Greg Jordan kicked his third conversion for a 21-0 lead. It got worse soon after when Lurgan were reduced to 14 men when one of their wingers fell awkwardly.

The biggest cheer of the day came when John Purcell punched a hole in the Lurgan defence and touched down for try number four and in the final 11 minutes of the half, Limavady ran in a further four tries through Jamie Mo Miller, Peter Wilson, Daniel Irvine and John McCollum touched down to leave it 54-0 at the interval.

Further second half tries from Lamberton, McCool, Miller (2) and Peter Wilson merely confirmed the tally as the contest had long since ceased.

Limavady: P. Wilson, R. Lamberton, Jamie Miller, G. Jordan, S. Roddy, L. Faulkner, Jamie Miller. C. Scott, J. Blair, J. McCollum, M. Rice, J. Purcell, J. McCool, S. Mackey, D. Irvine.

The seconds lost out by 36-24 to Ballynahinch Fifths but did pick up a try scoring bonus point which keeps them second in Junior League 4.

Next week the First XV make the long journey to the Farney County to play Monaghan Town, while the seconds will welcome Armagh thirds to the Roe Valley. Both games will kick off at 2.30pm.

Earlier in the day the U14s had their first match of the season when they hosted Instonians. The hosts lead 20-5 at the break, but the South Belfast lads staged a great fight back and in the end the claimed a 32-29 win.