Sam seals a late win for come-back kings Friends’

Justin Kinnear, Sales Manager from Charles Hurst Vauxhall Lisburn presents Friends' School Medallion XV Captain Matthew Chapman with the sponsored jerseys for this season. The Friends' side defeated Cambridge House 15-11 in an exciting second round encounter!

Justin Kinnear, Sales Manager from Charles Hurst Vauxhall Lisburn presents Friends' School Medallion XV Captain Matthew Chapman with the sponsored jerseys for this season. The Friends' side defeated Cambridge House 15-11 in an exciting second round encounter!

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Friends’ School Medallion XV overcame an 11 point deficit to dump Cambridge House out of the Medallion Shield.

It was the visitors, playing with the wind, raced into an 11-0 lead during the first half but Friends rallied back and turned the game on its head to win 15-11.

Cambridge House scored two penalties and capped offa bright start with an unconverted try.

However, Friends kicked off the comeback shortly before the break.

Excellent work by prop Cameron Loan saw the ball delivered to the hands of out half Reece Malone who chipped a clever kick through to outside centre Stuart Patterson to score in the corner.

Following the half time interval, Friends’ got themselves within touching distance as great work by the pack allowed scrum half Harry Reid to deliver the ball to Reece Malone, who ghosted past a number of defenders to make it 10-11.

With ten minutes remaining the comeback was complete.

FSL’s front eight began to pile the pressure on the opposition and this eventually led to Number Eight, Sam Greer breaking from the back of a ruck to score in the corner, making the score 15-11.

Despite a titanic effort by the Cambridge team, the Friends’ defence stood resolute, eventually forcing the opposition to concede a penalty for holding onto the ball.

Credit to the Friends’ boys for the nature of the comeback and to the coaching team, who were pleased with the grit shown by their side.