Ballymoney Fourths enjoy a try feast with first home win of the season

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Ballymoney Fourths welcomed Rainey to Kilraughts Road for their first home league encounter of the new season.

Ballymoney ran out comfortable winners of this match scoring four tries in either half, outscoring the Rainey opposition by eight tries to two.

The Ballymoney try corers were Darren Smyth 2, Sam Bartlett 2, Andy Foster, Jason Taggart, Danny Platt and Andy McNaugher. John Waide adding two conversions, Jimmy Speers, Chris McIlmoyle and Jason Taggart also converting as the fours accessed their options for a permanent goal kicker.

Team manager Davy McCue commented after the game: “That was a good team performance. Our fitness is improving with each match. We won the individual battles all over the park. We also showed how we can also play an open game at a fast tempo. We had a lot over very good individual performances, however the Man of the match award goes to Chris McIlmoyle. It was great to see Chris pull on the Ballymoney Rugby shirt again after two years on the side lines.”

The Fours now prepare for next weekend league game as they travel to face Hollywood Seconds. Kick off 2.30pm.

FOURTH XV LEAGUE FIXTURES

19th September -Holywood 2 vs Ballymoney 4

26th September - Ballymoney 4 vs B.H.S FP 2

3rd October - Academy 3 vs Ballymoney 4

24th October - Malone 5 vs Ballymoney 4

7th November - Antrim vs Ballymoney 4