RUGBY: Unbeaten Limavady warm up for Gordon West final in style
Limavady 58, Strabane 10
Champions Limavady kept their winning run going with yet another emphatic victory on Saturday past at the John Hunter Memorial Grounds.
From referee’s Shane Toolan’s first whistle, the only question was the margin of victory as the Roesiders seek to see out the season unbeaten.
Front row Adam McIlmoyle grabbed the first try with right winger Robert Lamberton racing clear for Limavady’s second, the first of his four tries.
It was one way traffic with full-back Peter Wilson notching try number three and the bonus point try arriving as early as the 20th minute when centre Jamie ‘Mo’ Miller set up Tom McClelland.
Strabane to their credit scored a try of their own on 28 minutes but it was the home side who had the last say of the half when Lamberton sprinted clear for Limavady’s fifth.
Despite trailing by 24 points at the turnaround, it was the visitors who made the brighter start to the second half, but Limavady broke on 55 minutes when scrum-half Jamie Miller scored try number six.
Strabane grabbed another while Limavady’s Ricky Boyd was in the ‘bin’ but for the final 15 minutes, Limavady went on a ruthless try scoring spree with Lamberton (2), McClelland and Miller touching down.
Next week the First XV travel to Greenisland to take on Belfast High School Former Pupils (k.o. 2.30pm) while the Seconds will host Academy Seconds at The John Hunter Memorial Grounds this Saturday at 2.30pm
LIMAVADY: P. Wilson, R. Lamberton, J.M. Miller, J.McCool, T. McClelland, L. Faulkner, J. Miller. R. Boyd, J. Blair, A. McIlmoyle, J. Purcell, C.Tinney, L. Montgomery, B. Brown, S. McLaughlin.