Wallace come through tough test at Ballyclare HS to reach semi finals

Wallace High School had to fight hard to come away with a 11-3 victory away to a physical and abrasive Ballyclare HS in The Danske Bank Schools’ Cup Quarter Final.

Both sides showed commitment in contact in the early stages but it was Wallace who opened the scoring with an Andrew Cardosi penalty.

Ballyclare's M.Robson in action against Wallace at Saturday's Quarter Final. Pic by Russell Pritchard / Presseye

Ballyclare's M.Robson in action against Wallace at Saturday's Quarter Final. Pic by Russell Pritchard / Presseye

Ballyclare responded with a McDowell penalty but it was Wallace who scored next after a succession of forward surges and Andrew Irvine powered over from close range.

Andrew Cardosi kicked a penalty to leave the score 11-3.

Wallace had a number of opportunities to add to their tally but it was Ballyclare who finished the half strongly. Some committed tackling from the Wallace back row held their line intact.

The second half was somewhat of a stalemate with defences on top. Wallace again had opportunities in the Ballyclare 22 but were held up over the line twice by some heroic tackling.

Ben Pentland, Philip Hylands and Andrew Irvine played well for Wallace.

Wallace now face defending champions Methodist College at The Kingspan Stadium in The Danske Bank Schools’ Cup Semi Final on Thursday 5th March, 2015 3.00pm Kick Off.