LISBURN 7 BANN SECONDS 30
Bann Seconds put on what coach Colin Bickerstaff described as “the best team performance of the season” to record a comprehensive Conference League win over local rivals Lisburn.
“We just played sensible controlled rugby for a change – didn’t really force anything,” said Bickerstaff. “We built the score steadily through the first half, got the try, kicked a couple of penalties and our defence was sound.”
Bann were 0-13 up at the break, with Macauley Little kicking a brace of penalties and adding the extras to full-back Ben Thompson’s try.
Lisburn managed to break through for a converted try of their own but there was always only going to be one winner, Bann sealing their success with tries from forwards Alex Megaw and Joe McQuade. Little converted both and slotted over another penalty for a personal 15 point haul.
The Coach was pleased with the all-round performance of his out-half. “Macauley not only kicked well but his decision-making was good, whether getting his line going or kicking for position. Dale Carson put in another strong shift and Andrew Jackson’s tackling was as tenacious as ever.7