RUGBY: Grammar see off Limavady
Carrick Grammar emerged as 38-19 winners in a hard-fought clash at Limavady Grammar.
David Stewart, Michael Black, Christian Robinson (two), Scott Williams and David Carse scored their tries.
The visitors started the game on the from foot and it wasn’t long before Stewart landed the first score after a series of ‘pick and goes’.
A second arrived soon after when a well-worked team move resulted in scrum-half Black sniping over from close range.
Despite Limavady pressure, the Grammar scored another from a scrum in the middle of the pitch when they attacked blind, with Robinson the benefactor.
With the score now 0-17 Limavady refused to give up and controlled territory and possession for the rest of the first half.
The second half began the way the first finished with Limavady dominant and deservedly scored in the corner having played through a few phases.
Limavady exploited further mistakes to bring the score within five points but prop Williams hit back with a try.
Following a number of turnovers by both teams Limavady again broke through the Carrick defence out wide to bring the score back to a five-point difference.
Regathering their composure before the restart Carrick brought a more disciplined approach to the last 15 minutes of the game.
Limavady were tiring and the Carrick loose forwards and half-backs combined well to break holes in the Limavady defence, scoring two tries through Robinson and Carse before the final whistle.
Carrick Grammar face another long away journey this weekend when they face Foyle and Londonderry College.