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Benade guides gritty Methody into final

Methodist College 18 Campbell College 8

Methody eliminated the holders in a hard-fought encounter yesterday and now face Ballyclare in the final at Ravenhill on Monday, March 19.

Methody took a 3-0 interval lead with a Rudolph Benade penalty, but their opponents came back and went ahead through a Jack Owens try.

In a see-saw second half, Elliott Mooney went over for a try to put Methody back in front, but then Owens levelled with a penalty.

However, Methody found an extra gear and clinched victory with late tries from Benade and Chris Gracey.

Scorers -- Methodist College: E Mooney, C Gracey tries; R Benade try, pen. Campbell College. J Owens try, pen.

Irish Independent