Academy set to face Ballyclare in Qualifying Two

Rugby update
Rugby update

Academy face Ballyclare on Saturday as second take on first in Kukri Section Two.

The Roughfort side moved within two points of the leaders with an 11-0 win over Enniskillen.

Ballyclare, unbeaten to date in all competitions, have two games in hand over Academy, but a first loss would make things interesting in the league - and Omagh, who defeated Lisburn on the weekend, would also be grateful.

Academy led 5-0 against Enniskillen after an intercept try from Gavin Harper.

Early in the second half Chris Cooper kicked a penalty and then Dave Kenny made the game safe with another penalty for the 11-0 victory.

Grosvenor defeated Strabane 24-0 after a tough game over the struggling North Tyrone side.

A try by prop Pearce Jamison, converted by Peter Davidson, gave Grosvenor a 7-0 interval lead.

Strabane started the second half strongly, but good not get anything on the board for their efforts.

Davidson went over for a try to extend the Grosvenor lead and then Ben Coard crossed.

Academy secured a try-scoring bonus with a fourth try in the closing minutes, centre James Meaklin going over for the converted try.

Omagh maintained their challenge at the top of the table with a 22-7 away win over Lisburn.

Accies captain Andrew Ferguson said he was happy with another away victory.

“We had a comfortable win, but if we have to be critical, we could and should have scored more tries.

“We are in good shape going into the last match of the year. Mark Smyth and Richard Harpur picked up knocks but will be available, while we will add Mervyn Edgar to the panel.”