Improving Ballymoney whitewash Portadown in league

Ballymoney RFC Ladies captain Jen Murphy hands over a cheque to Mervyn Ferris and Fellow Cancer Research NI Local Committee Members.
Ballymoney RFC Ladies captain Jen Murphy hands over a cheque to Mervyn Ferris and Fellow Cancer Research NI Local Committee Members.

BALLYMONEY 17

PORTADOWN 0

Ballymoney 1st XV captain Chris Beverland handed of a cheque for �1030 to Mervyn Ferris and fellow local cancer research NI committee members.  The money was raised through 'Movember' that the senior players took part in during November.'"This is a considerable amount of money that the guys have raised and although it was great fun seeing everyone's efforts on a weekly basis the important thing was gathering the sponsorship money and raising awareness with that.  Ballymoney has supported this charity for a number of years now through Movember and in other ways," said Chris.

Ballymoney 1st XV captain Chris Beverland handed of a cheque for �1030 to Mervyn Ferris and fellow local cancer research NI committee members. The money was raised through 'Movember' that the senior players took part in during November.'"This is a considerable amount of money that the guys have raised and although it was great fun seeing everyone's efforts on a weekly basis the important thing was gathering the sponsorship money and raising awareness with that. Ballymoney has supported this charity for a number of years now through Movember and in other ways," said Chris.

Ballymoney ran out worthy winners 17-0 against Portadown with scores from Chris Watson and John Loughlin.

Their first try came after an exceptional break, chip and offload by Ryan Brace to find Chris Watson’s great supporting run to finish off well under the posts.

The second score by John Loughlin came after a strong line break by Neil Mullholland which he collected well with a hard and fast supporting line to finish under the posts.

“The away game at the beginning of the season had a score difference of almost over 30 points and this just shows the improvement in the Ballymoney side,” said captain Chris Beverland.

“The team have played Bangor, Instonians and Clogher Valley and given them all real scares in the past six weeks so this result has been coming.

“This builds on the win away to Donaghadee prior to Christmas and the bonus point defeat to Clogher in the dying two minutes.

“It shows that building momentum and heading in the right direction.

“The guys have put in a tremendous amount of work, and head coach Jason Taggart has been putting through their their paces each week. We don’t take nights off. We keep working hard and it good to see progress as a direct result.

“We’re taking it one game at a time and our next one is s tough game away to Bangor on Saturday which the guys are looking forward to.”