Wallace storm past Portora and into the Schools’ Cup quarters

Wallace High School are aiming to improve on last year's crushing semi-final defeat by reaching this year's finale. Pic: Presseye.
Wallace High School are aiming to improve on last year's crushing semi-final defeat by reaching this year's finale. Pic: Presseye.

The Wallace High School teed up a Danske Bank Schools’ Cup tie against Ballyclare High School when they eased to a 30-0 victory away to Portora Royal last Saturday.

Wallace started brightly and enjoyed decent possession and territory. Andrew Cardosi kicked an early penalty and this was quickly followed by a number of powerful surges from the pack.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015'School's Cup 3rd Round'Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015'School's Cup 3rd Round'Portora v Wallace.

Andrew Irvine powered over the line which Cardosi converted. Portora came into the game as Wallace made numerous handling errors and poor decisions at ruck. The score at half time remained 10-0.

After the restart, Wallace put together much better phase play with forwards and backs punching holes in the Portora defence. Connor Guiney showed great speed and agility for the second try and this was quickly followed by a try for Ben Finlay. Ryan Wilson capped a fine all round performance with the final two tries but Wallace finished the game disappointed as handling errors restricted any further score.

Wallace are on the road again in the quarter final with an away trip to Ballyclare HS on Saturday 21st February at 11am.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015'School's Cup 3rd Round'Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015'School's Cup 3rd Round'Portora v Wallace.