Sunday 17 December 2017

Glynn propels Belvo to safety

U-21 star Josh Glynn scored all of Old Belvedere's points as they squeezed home in the AIL promotion/relegation play-off at Anglesea Road.

The visitors enjoyed a blistering start, with pacy out-half Stuart Olding getting in under the posts for an excellent try three minutes in. Ian Porter converted before Glynn opened his side's account with an 11th-minute penalty.

The winger followed this up with a converted try three minutes later, giving last year's champions the lead. However, a 29th-minute Porter penalty tied it up at 10-10 at the break.

Belvo regained the lead as Glynn split the posts on the hour mark from a 25-metre penalty.

Glynn crossed for his second try in the 67th minute, after a long kick from Danny Riordan. Adam Macklin's late try produced a few nerves but Belvo did enough to avoid dropping down to Division 1B.

Old Belvedere -- D Riordan; J Glynn, J Kennedy, J Crosbie (M McAllister 49-51 & 76), D Mongan; A Wynne, S Keogh; V Soden, M Cooney (D Gilchrist 49), P O'Regan, D Moore, A Trenier (R Monaghan 46), R Leyden, M Oyuga, J Conan.

Belfast Harlequins -- G McLoughlin; M Allen, M Kettyle, W Stewart, M Holmes; S Olding, I Porter; R Lutton, T Fraser, A Macklin, G Rourke, M Ferguson (S Annett 54), P Rea (A Heatlie 60), L Babe, A Gillespie.

REF -- J Lacey (IRFU).

Irish Independent

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